The benefits of herbs have been around for many years. Records of Native American, Egyptian, Roman, and Hebrew medical practices show that herbs were used extensively to cure practically every known illness.
Are herbs as effective as drugs?
Many herbs contain powerful ingredients that, when used correctly, can support and help heal the body. The pharmaceutical industry was originally based upon the ability to isolate these ingredients and produce them in a purer form. Herbalists, however, contend that nature provides other ingredients in some herbs to balance the more powerful ingredients. Therefore, by using herbs in their whole form, the body's healing process utilizes a balance of ingredients provided by nature.
Many people believe that herbs are just as effective as drugs, but without the side effects. It is of interest to note that in many industrialized countries, herbs are prescribed by physicians and sold through the local drugstores. In countries where access to hospitals and doctors is limited, herbal remedies often are the only available form of medicine.
Herbs are a living substance!
One of the most important issues in herbal use is why they are different? What sets herbs apart from any other healing agent? To the herbalist, herbs are unique because they are not just a group of chemicals. Each herb has its own nature, or for a better word, each has its own personality. The concept of herbal personality has played a major role in herb use for thousands of years.
Most of the world's people continue to use herbs as their primary form of medication. All herb-using cultures have an appreciation for the personality of herbs. A herb is a living substance and has it's own pattern of energy.
The energy of herbs makes it work!
Most herbalists feel that the energy of the herb is what makes it work. For something to work in a live biological system, it has to have life energy. Herbs, with their own life essence, work in harmony with the biological system to enact healing.
For the everyday, non-critical health problems, herbals have a long proven history of cure. After all, most of the herbals we are dealing with have been tested on millions of people for thousands of years. Their methods of use have been very thoroughly studied.
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