Herbs are plant food substances that go back to prehistoric times, since people began eating. Archaeological studies suggest that herbs were used in Paleolithic times, and over the centuries before pharmaceutical drugs were made, medicinal plants were used to cure illnesses. During the Middle Ages, and some still do today, herbs were often used to help preserve meat.
During the reign of Catholicism, the Catholic Church started burning those who used herbal concoctions due to associating them with witchcraft and paganism.
Many herbs have been used through intuition and trial and error, and now there is an impressive list of plants that build better health. There is a solution for every physical problem and it has been said that there is a specific herb for every person. If you take an herb that does not heal a particular ailment, nothing much happens, your body will just reject it and often times through trial and error, you discover the herb or herbal remedy that will help you.
Food alters the structure and function of the human body, it can make you well or sick. Herbs, like food are healing and are natural food medicines.
On the other hand regular drug medicines are concentrates, fractionals and synthetics. In manufacturing drugs, portions that have been removed from plants have been altered in strange ways which can lead to harmful effects. Some synthetic drugs are made from coal, tar, or petroleum which can run uncontrolled in the body and when more drugs are added, it’s anyone’s guess what can happen from the interaction of the drugs.
Before I recommend a specific herbal remedy to a client, I test to find out which herbal remedy a person needs, and if another herb is needed, I test to make sure that the herb does not cause a reaction in the person.
Some chemical medicines or drugs can make you sicker – they don’t really cure anything. They can stimulate, numb, force or mask symptoms to trick the body.
Personally, I did not take drug prescriptions because I did not have a good reaction to the ones that I had in the past. Since the last 15 years, I have used herbs and their combination for any illness I have had.
I am not telling you what to do or to take, only offering suggestions for those willing to try. If you would like me to do a test to find out which herbal remedy would benefit you, contact me.