Choosing the Best Natural Herbal Products

Choosing the Best Natural Herbal Products

Although you may think that choosing the best herbal products should be no problem, there are a lot of factors that you need to consider in order to make sure they are safe to take and fresh.

By simply going into a herbal store and buying something off the shelf you are risking the effectiveness of the ingredient or remedy if it was not stored properly. How fresh the ingredients were that were used? Was it stored in direct light? Was it kept airtight or in heat? Just these questions alone show that you need to be aware of what you buy. Your remedies are only as good and effective as the ingredients you make them with.

Try to locate a reputable supplier that has knowledgeable staff and a high turnover. A high turnover will assure that products have not been stored for a long period of time. Herbology does recommend some Australian suppliers who guarantee to only use organic or wildcrafted herbs free of chemicals which have not been irradiated. We do suggest you use organic ingredients where at all possible, your health will benefit from the difference.

By taking the time to make yourself more knowledgeable on the subject of herbs, herbal storage, herbal remedies and the associated contraindications you will be more aware of what you are putting into your body and this really is the entire point of herbal healing to begin with.

Australia now has pretty strict regulations in place for complimentary medicine. This includes herbalists needing to have proper qualifications before they can practise but also the sale of herbal products. As more of these laws are created it will become easier to buy the best (and standardised) herbal products on the market, but until then it is important to take matters into your own hands and learn the ways of herbs yourself so you can be sure what you are putting into your body is safe.