Everyone can Benefit From Herbs
Posted On July 4, 2010
There is a strong movement towards to use of herbal preparations instead of the never ending supply of store bought, synthetic alternatives. Many people think that by using natural products they are eliminating chemicals from their lives. The word chemical has become such a negative word when in fact all herbs contain thousands of chemicals. And it’s the natural combination of these chemicals that provide the health benefits you get from your selected herbal medicine.
A single, mono-chemical, synthetic compound will probably help you if your diagnosis is 100% correct. A herbal remedy, however, is much more likely to help with a broader spectrum of related problems and if the diagnosis is not certain. Diagnosis is rarely 100% correct and this is where herbal medicine can help your cells maintain a state of optimal balance. Not only do herbs provide medicinal help, they also provide nutrients essential for a healthy life. Many herbs contain these natural ingredients that can not be found in synthetic pharmaceuticals.
Today, more and more people are rediscovering the healing powers of herbs. People do however have to realize that although herbs areeffective healers of many medical problems, there is much that herbs can not do. Herbs can not substitute medical science, especially in life threatening situations. As much as there are some things that herbal medicine can not do, ALL people can benefit from using herbal remedies at home.
Making your own remedies will cost you far less than synthetic pharmaceuticals, and you can avoid a lot of the unwanted extras, such as preservatives, stabilizers and colorants that are found in many products sold in natural food stores. Living in a litigious world, commercial manufacturers tend to use a lot of fixatives and preservatives, because they are concerned that someone might sue them for a spoiled product. What they don’t tell you is that many herbs contain their own natural preservatives, and beeswax is a great natural preservative as well.
Herbal remedies can help infants, toddlers, school kids, teenagers, men and women of all ages, your pets, your garden and your general household. You probably already have everything necessary to transform your kitchen into an herbal laboratory. What you need now is a guiding hand to help you start.