A Few Reasons Why I Love Herbal Medicine
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor or health care professional. The following article contains my personal thought andopinions and should not be used as medical advice.
OK, on to the heart of herbs. The first and foremost reason I love herbs and use them for health reasons is because I believe that God created them to help us to heal or stay well as He knew what was going to happen to mankind and that we weren't going to be staying in "Paradise" very long. They have been man's medicine for thousands of years all over the world and continue to work amazingly well.
Herbal medicines tend to be safer than pharmaceuticals in part due to the fact that the whole plant is used rather than a portion being isolated out which tends to cause side effects. ( it all has to do with "synergy") When used correctly, history is on the side of herbs as "safe" for many different issues.
Herbs and herbal products are generally much more affordable than drugs. If fact, many can be grown in pots, in a backyard herb garden or even wildcrafted. Of course, it's obviously necessary to study herbs if you have a serious health problem or are pregnant or nursing or are just unsure. But a cup of peppermint tea for a headache or upset stomach is better in my book than opening the Tylenol or Tums bottle.
Still not sure if herbs are actually "medicines"? Well they can interact with drugs which means they do have an effect on your body so it's important to ask your health care professional if you have any questions.