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Herbal medicine is a complementary therapy that uses plants
extracts to treat illness, and is an important part of keeping
both holistically and naturally.
It is the oldest form of health care known to mankind,
and is also called botanical medicine or herbalism. It began with
primitive cultures using different plants for shelter, clothing,
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that as many as 4
people, or 80 percent of the world's population presently use herbal
medicine for some aspects of primary health care.
History of Herbals
Nearly every people, including ancient cultures dating back
of years, has used herbs. Medicinal herbs were found in the personal
effects of an "Ice man" whose body was frozen in the Swiss Alps for
more than 5,300 years.
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They appear to have been used to treat
the parasites found in his intestines. In the written record, the
study of herbs dates back over 5,000 years to the Sumerians, who
described well-established medicinal uses for such plants as laurel,
The continuing importance of herbs for the centuries following the
Middle Ages is indicated by the hundreds of pages of information on
herbs published after the invention of printing in the fifteenth
How To Use Herbs
Herbs can be prepared in a variety of forms depending on their
purpose. They have been used in all cultures throughout history to
restore balance by nourishing the body and have provided humankind
with medicine from the earliest beginnings of civilization.
Herbs contain a large number of naturally occurring chemicals that
have biological activity. They help the body strengthen its own
resistance to infective organisms and throw off illness. Herbs can
act on the body as powerfully as pharmaceutical drugs and should be
treated with the same caution and respect.
Herbs can also have undesirable side effects just as pharmaceutical
products can. Herbs may be harmful if taken for the wrong
conditions, used in excessive amounts, combined with prescription
drugs or alcohol, or used by persons who don't know what they are
Most herbal traditions have accumulated knowledge without modern
controls to distinguish between the placebo effect, the body's
natural ability to heal itself, and the actual benefits of the herbs
Who Can Use Herbs
Medicinal plants can be used by anyone, for example as part of a
salad, an herbal tea or supplement. Many of the herbs and spices
used by humans to season food yield useful medicinal compounds.
To use an herbal product as safely as possible consult your doctor
or a trained
herbalist before you begin. Do not take a bigger dose than the label
recommends. Take it under the guidance of someone trained in and
experienced with herbal use. Be especially cautious if you are
pregnant or nursing.
While herbal medicine is older than any other type of health care,
it continues to influence the medicines of today. Herbal medicine
has proven to be a huge benefit to mankind and has never been more
popular than it is today.
You can improve your health and personal well being as you
begin to use complementary herbal medicines confidently,
effectively, and responsibly.
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