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Science has no doubt given us some miraculous medicines. Healing a wound, cut, cold or sore it is amazing how the body works. The medicines we use today came from humble beginnings and I believe we forget this, I do.
Herbs and medicinal plants have served civilization for thousands of years and many of the herbs are still used today.
When I have a cut, scrape or my head is pounding I reach for the medicine cabinet, not the pot of herbs at the window. This is all good and well but some medicine treatments aren’t good for us and are causing problems for people. The cough medicine scare for children is a good example. This has led people to turn back to their roots and start using herbs to treat common bodily ailments. For me personally, I have turned to Hylands for many alternative remedies for myself and my children.
I’ve come to learn that with herbs there’s a lack of side effects. Many herbs act like medicines and should be taken carefully, but the ingredients are all natural. With herbs you don’t have to be worried about harmful side effects as with some traditional medicines. Most herbs, luckily, are easy to find and don’t cost as much as brand name medicines or prescriptions. My natural food store offers a great selection of alternative herbal medicines and supplements.
Herbs work to heal the body and not fight against it. The effect of the cure many not be immediate but the herbs are effective.
I haven’t seen any news on lately touting the bad effects of herbs, have you? I have with antibiotics or recently children’s asthma medicines. Our bodies are becoming resistant to certain antibiotics because we use them so frequently and if you have an infection and need a particular antibiotic, this isn’t such great news. I worry about this with my own daughter and her ear infections.