All Herbal Medicine

Fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices and condiments are the different gifts of nature. These products have the unique capacity to absorb inorganic substances from the five elements of nature earth, water, fire, air and ether. These substances are then converted into life-giving, life-supporting vital ingredients. Human beings look for these natural substances in various herbal remedies so that it can be easily assimilated into our bodies. The medications present in the herbal remedies are in the form of alkaloids, essential oils, enzymes, trace elements and minerals. Our body absorbs and assimilates only the amount that is needed. These remedies have no synthetic constituents.

Standard medications are beneficial but a sustained use can lead to excess intake of drugs and drug-induced diseases. The proper herbal remedy, taken at the first signs of disorder, can help the body to start its own healing mechanism. These alternative medications are natural and part of one's daily diet. So there is no fear of any kind of excess intake.

Many of the medications currently available in the market have a history of use as herbal remedies like opium, aspirin, digitalis and quinine. As per the estimates of the World Health Organization (WHO), about 80 per cent of the world's population uses herbal medicine for primary health care. Standard medications are quite expensive. In contrast, herbal medicines can be grown from a seed or gathered from nature for little or no cost. Herbs are a major component in any kind of alternative medications, be it Ayurvedic, homeopathic, naturopathic or traditional Chinese medicine. The search for and the use of drugs and dietary supplements derived from plants have grown in recent years.

Many people prefer herbal medications rather than the regular ones while treating various physical problems. From treating acne and prostate to treating insomnia and depression, the benefits of herbal medications have been immense. In many cases, medical science had backed the use of herbal remedies to treat specific conditions. However, like any other forms of treatment, herbal remedies also have quite a few disadvantages. Often, the trouble caused by some herbal medicine can boil down to the specific herb in question. In fact, many herbal remedies have proved themselves from time to time.

Herbal home remedies are usually administered three to four times a day. Also, these medications should be tried for a three-day period. If one gets no relief, it is better to seek expert opinion and specific treatment. The herbal medications can still be taken but it is better to consult one's doctor before that. The disadvantages of herbal medications depend on the user as well. People need to know what they are taking, what purpose would it serve and what would be the side effects of such a medication. It is essential to remember that though herbs are often effective they are not a panacea for all diseases.

Any form of herbal medicine takes some time to act. One has to have immense patience while undergoing herbal treatment. Standard medications are still the best bet during serious or sudden illness or injury. But the long term use of herbs can help a patient to resist diseases apart from providing nutritional and immunological support.