Cultures Using Herbal Medicine

There are many cultures across the world that has been using herbal medicines since ancient times and these cultures have benefited a great deal from the same. Some of the most renowned cultures for their herbal medicine treatments have been the Indian and the Chinese cultures, which have used these herbal medicines for thousands of years and still use them for curing diseases, where even modern medicine has failed to prove results. The history of these herbal medicines goes back to thousands of years and ancient cultures have been using these herbs for ages.



The cultures using medicinal herbs had been found to treat various ailments and diseases effectively. Historians had also discovered the body of an "Ice man", whose body had been found in the Swiss Alps. It was proven that this body had been frozen for more than 5,300 years and it appeared that some sort of herbal medicines had been used to treat the parasites found in the intestines of the person.

The records of the historians also showed that the history of the herbs dates back over 5,000 years to the Sumerians. These Sumerians had been known as a well-established culture for their medicinal uses of plants like laurel, caraway, and thyme. The growing importance of these herbs had then followed in to the middle ages of the civilization of men and historians have found hundreds of pages of information on herbs, which had been saved for publishing way back in the 15th century.

Basically the use of these herbs has been for various kinds of purposes like adding flavors to food and also for exterior use like application on skin. These herbs are medicines that affect the body in some way but these effects are always on the positive side. These herbs have continued to remain popular choices over the centuries due to their effectiveness and also because they don't cause any side effects. The ancient Indian medicinal system also known as the ayurveda has detailed data on different kinds of herbs and the diseases which they can cure.

The Chinese have also been using these herbs for a very long time and their uses are very similar to the Indian usage of herbs. Another reason for this can be the relation between the two countries which goes back during the period of King Harsha and Huen Tsang. It is said that these two countries had delegates traveling across the borders and thus the exchange of knowledge was also possible. Most of the herbs in these cultures are popular because they are easily affordable and also because they are devoid of any serious side effects.

Herbal medicines are considered as the best solution for treating various kinds of health problems especially the diseases of the heart, which are fatal and cause other diseases also. Some of the ailments that can be cured through these herbs include high blood pressure, pain, asthma, and many other ailments also. Even though these medicines take a longer time to cure the problem they are more effective in getting to the root of the problem.