“Genesis 1:29: And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which [is] upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in which [is] the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat”.
Herbal medicine has been used for thousands of years by so many cultures throughout the world. When used in trained hands it is quite safe.
Many of our pharmaceutical drugs were derived from plants. The strongest constituents were extracted and made into a drug. Over time Pharmaceutical companies began to copy the molecular structure of these actives and made synthetic/chemical drugs. It was more profitable for them to do this but at a cost. The consumer began experiencing a wide range of side effects, something that would not occur when you take the whole plant.
Mis-information by the media has caused some people to shy away from taking herbal and homeopathic remedies or not trusting their efficacy. They do work! They can be very potent and effective but you need to understand what to take and when.
Herbalist’s study for at least 2 years. I choose to learn about other cultural herbs so I was studying for over 3 years on herbs alone. Same applies for all modalities practitioners must undergo lengthy professional training, not just a few workshops.
All herbal formulas I make up for someone are created at the time of consultation and are unique to your health status at the time. You may need to take them for a few weeks or months depending on whether acute/chronic the disorder.
It is very important you always let me know what pharmaceutical drugs you are taking and if you have any allergies so I know exactly what I can and can’t prescribe for you.
Please check out my articles on The Power of Herbal Medicine and The Power of Herbal Medicine Part Two to learn more.