Herbal Remedies Info is a comprehensive alternative medicine resource, providing information on a variety of natural healthcare topics including homeopathy, aromatherapy, natural remedies, applications and safety data on medicinal plants, as well as advice on how to grow and maintain an herb garden.
Herbs have been used medicinally by a wide-range of cultures for thousands of years. They can treat and prevent disease and illness of the respiratory, circulatory, digestive nervous, urinary systems as well as skin disorders. Many herbs have anti-biotic, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and other medicinal properties as well as culinary applications.
Before taking any herb, individuals should research info as well as consult his/her physician and a qualified herbalist. Like medications, they can have side effects and risks and may be counterintuitive when taken in conjunction with other medications. Herbs can provide safe, effective treatment options when taken appropriately.
This site provides detailed information on many remedies and conditions. Articles focus on colds and flu, IBS, PMS, allergies, insomnia, headaches, acne, pain and many other medical conditions as well as common issues that arise from pregnancy and menopause.
We will continue to strive to be an excellent source to research alternative treatment options, common conditions and natural solutions as well as applications for an extensive list of herbs. Information is intended to provide invaluable knowledge on healthy life choices and should not be used in lieu of the advice of a qualified alternative professional or allopathic physician.
A common question among those who have never tried herbal remedies is if they are as effective as modern pharmaceuticals. Well, you can rest assured that they are because today these remedies benefit from superior quality control and are the result of years of in-depth research. More and more, herbal medications are being used as an alternativeto pharmaceuticals because of their proven effectiveness and affordable cost.
Another consideration to make when deciding to take herbal medication is that many of the pharmaceuticals prescribed by doctors today begin with herbal resources anyhow. In fact, it has been estimated that over two-thirds of today’s modern pharmaceuticals are derived from natural sources. However, even though many of these pharmaceutical medicines are derived from natural sources, they have still been modified by adding other chemicals thus losing any organic benefit that pure herbal remedies provide.
Also consider that you get convenience when using herbal medications. This is because they are not classified as narcotics or drugs that can only be prescribed by a doctor. Instead, they are considered as supplements by regulatory directives such as the U.S. Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) which was legislated in 1994. This means that you can save both time and expense by not having to see a physician in order to get a prescription. Likewise, you are not locked into the rules of a restrictive managed healthcare plan where you must only use their network pharmacies, physicians, and care facilities.
As mentioned before, one of the positive points when it comes to herbal remedies is that they are safe provided they are taken per directions. For example, Ginseng is an herb that has been used for centuries to improve health, especially after a serious illness. Ginseng is grown in the cooler parts of East Asia and you will find much of it exported from Korea and some is grown and exported by the U.S. as well. The benefits of Ginseng are many to include lowering blood glucose levels, helping in stress management, increasing stamina, and increasing mental alertness. However, it is recommended that when starting Ginseng, one should take it in small dosages because it is classified as a stimulant and can cause nervousness, insomnia, increased heart rate, and anxiety if too much is taken and the individual is not accustomed to it.
Along the same theme of the proper usage of herbal remedies, it is important to read the label of any supplement that you buy to get an idea of the dosage level and purity. When you know that consuming high dosages of an herb such as Ginseng could cause some unwanted side effects, you can manage your intake levels by just knowing the percentage of the actual herb that is contained within a product. For example, Ginseng oftentimes comes in the form of a tea so you would want to know at what percentage of the tea actually contains the herb.
The outlook for herbal remedies looks bright as well. In fact, today the study of herbal medicine is included in the curriculum’s of more schools of medicine and pharmacy than ever before. Students of medicine as well as doctors and pharmacists currently in practice are being trained in the use of herbal medications. However, they are not only being trained in their use but also in the knowledge of the interactions different herbal medications can have with each other or with modern non-organic pharmaceuticals. You owe it to your health and quality of life to educate yourself on all the benefits herbal medications have to offer.