Herbal medicine has been around for centuries. It is believed to be even older than agriculture or writing,
has been practiced by every culture all around the world, and is how
modern pharmaceuticals began.
The main focus of herbal remedies
is to address the underlying core cause of the illness. The therapeutic
medicine is extracted from plants. Today's over the counter medications
are also derived from plants. Although, they undergo a chemical process
that causes them to have more side effects than natural herbal
Herbal remedies are proven to be safer to use than over
the counter medication. But you need to make sure you chose the brand
carefully. Some companies that sell herbal supplements use a chemical
process to extract the ingredients. Taking those supplements can cause
you to have more adverse side effects.
Along with maintaining a
diet, exercise and taking a daily
multivitamin, using herbal
can help maintain your health. Everyone is unique and
we all have different health needs. Using herbs on a daily basis can
help you deal with emotional issues and stress, have a more restful
night's sleep, aid in weight loss, help with allergies or heal just
about any ailment that life throws at you.
Herbs are also safe
for children and teens. With regular use herbal remedies can help with
common childhood problems such as coping with ADHD, mood swings and teen
depression, Asperger's and childhood anxiety.