The first reaction that I get from most people to whom I say that I am a practitioner of herbal medicine is disbelief!
Yes, it is flattering and also vice versa at the same time.
I realized early on in my career that people are more inclined to believe in the popular notion. Also, there are so many myths that are floating everywhere that people will rather believe in something which is conclusive that read or discuss something that is ambiguous to them!
So, I am not really surprised when someone randomly comes and tells me that they do not believe in natural medicine. I sympathize with them instead.
Here are ten things that you definitely need to know about herbal medicine before you form an opinion about it.
They definitely do work!
But herbs do work and the biggest proof is that pharmaceutical companies love extracting these herbs to be able to patent them! There!!
Devoid of any side effects:
Natural herbs consumed in their most basic form are devoid of any side effect. The mantra is that even if you believe that they do not really work (ahem) they will at least not cause any contraindication in your system. That is a surety!
The cost is definitely a plus vis a vis their drug counterparts.
I cannot tell you how sustainable growing and consuming herbal medicine can be. No dependency and no pollution, unlike the drug industry.
Herbs are multifarious in their application:
The whole herb is always more beneficial than their extract. It is always more intelligent to consume herbs than use its synthetic extract.
You can pair it with any form of medical treatment that you are undergoing:
Because they are natural, a synergy of it with other forms of practice will help effectively rather than create any form of side effect.
Herbs used in culinary can be a great way to consume them and reap their medicinal properties too.
Herbs aim at holistic healing rather than a stop-gap band-aid type of healing which is what pharmacological drugs are known to do.
Read before procuring:
I was looking at https://www.wekratom.com/what-is-maeng-da-kratom-what-are-its-side-effects/ when I realized that herbs also have a lot of names and that in order to be able to procure the right herbs we have to read and know what it is that we want and if that is the right thing for our condition to become better.
Determine which part of the plant is good for alleviating the discomfort that you are experiencing. Some of the parts can be toxic if ingested and that is where a sound knowledge of herbs and a good herbalist’s supervision is required.