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You can do it at home.
Did you know that herbal medicine and supplements can be assembled in your own kitchen? There are thousands of herbal recipes available on the Internet. Just follow them like a recipe to bake a cake and there you are. Your medicine made by your own hand. If you have a garden you could even grown your own herbs. The convenience and the certainty of knowing just what you are ingesting is a huge advantage.
They are Natural
Man has learned to do many things but nature continues to know more. So no matter how much noise the pharmaceutical companies make you should at least give some time to listen to nature and her own remedies. This is not to say that herbal treatments are completely harmless however. A number of nature's products are extremely powerful and need to be treated with the utmost respect. Always do your research before self-medicating with herbs.
They Provide a Valuable Source of Nutrients
There was a time when food had to travel a very short distance. Grains arrived quickly from the farmer, milk and bacon came fresh from the milkman, most people had gardens to grow their own plants or space to browse for wild herbs. Those were the days without preservatives and fertilizers and it is possible that people were a lot healthier back then. Today's massive production tecnhiques and manufacturing pressures have inevitably resulted in poor handling and overuse of artificial preservatives. This enables food to remain edible long after much of the nutritional value has deteriorated. As a result, a lot of the food that we eat today is lacking in important vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutrients. No matter how healthy the label claims the food inside to be, fresh is fresh, and preservatives mean loss of food quality for the sake of profits. A normal diet comprised of these same elements will leave you deficient in several important nutrients if it is not fresh.
And Lastly ... They are effective
Herbal medicines, therapies, and supplements are nothing new. People have used them for centuries but it is only recently that western culture has rediscovered the wonders of herbs. In part, this was because the development of allopathic medicinal techniques in the west, combined with the lack of scientific support for non-conventional medicines, gave rise to an unsavoury (and quite wrong) reputation for herbal medicines and supplements. Recent scientific discoveries have forced the medical community to reconsider the benefits of herbs. This has mostly come about with increasing exposure of western community to the healing techniques practiced in other cultures and countries. Many of these alternative practices have been proven to be more effective than, or at the least complimentary to, allopathic treatment.
The advantages of herbal supplements and medicines are many and include the following:
They are cheap.
Did you look at your medical bills for the past year? Now add up all that you paid the pharmacist for prescription and over-the-counter medications. Is the number looking scary yet? If so, and if you have been using conventional medicine for small problems like common cold and stomachaches then perhaps it is time you considered herbal medicine. It might give you a healthier wallet or purse besides a healthy body.
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