Friday, December 11, 2020

Herbal medicine: an ounce of prevention



Herbal medicine: an ounce of prevention

In recent years, the subject of alternative healing has revolutionized the world of medicine.

A 2004 government survey found that more than a third of adults use some form of alternative medicine and healing. Many of those who use alternative therapies do not even discuss them with their traditional practitioners.

In fact, many of the familiar pharmaceutical drugs we use today were originally created from "natural" ingredients. Drugs such as opium (from poppies), aspirin

(from willow bark), foxglove (from foxglove) and quinine (from cinchona tree).


What is herbal medicine?

Native people of different geographic locations have long used plants and plant extracts to cure specific diseases.

There is the study of medicines based on Greek, Roman and medieval sources, which is widely used by Western schools of thought, Ayurveda which comes from

India and the oriental tradition of Chinese herbal medicine. Rather than separation, these different schools of thought provide more common ground than division.

It stands to reason that most ancient people used plants that were native to their geographic location, which provides a solid reasoning as to why different schools of thought exist.

All three modalities at the same time included philosophical and spiritual aspects along with scientific knowledge that existed within a specific time frame.

In the study that found that a third of Americans used alternative therapies, the same number of respondents showed a dramatic increase in positive results to more than

60% when "prayer" was included in the mix.

Ayurveda, loosely translated as "knowledge of life", is the ancient Indian system of medicine. For more than 6,000 years, Ayurvedic Medicine practiced not only Herbal Medicine, but also some of the earliest surgical procedures and inoculation.

Over the years, Ayurvedic Medicine became more and more symptomatic rather than treating the root cause of the disease, which was originally related to strengthening the immune system.

With all of our supposed advances in the field of medicine, it is interesting that doctors are still treating the "effect" rather than the "cause."

The old adage that "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" couldn't be more true. This is especially true when it comes to natural remedies.

Nothing in the composition of a plant tells us how it would be best used. There are more than half a million known herbs that could be used as possible remedies.

Chinese herbalists have more than 2,000 herbs that are available in their pharmacies.

Herbal remedies around the world are very powerful, from very mild and mild remedies that are even used as food, to those that are potential poisons when taken in the wrong dosage.

The popular use of herbal remedies is familiar to all of us in one form or another. This is because herbal remedies are learned from generation to generation.

Unfortunately, this rumor is what fuels the scientific community's anger and disdain.

But by discarding generations of experience and observation, it is really the traditional scientific community that is losing this wisdom.

In recent times, attitudes towards traditional and herbal remedies have changed for the better. Many medical schools now offer complementary medicine studies alongside courses in traditional medicine.

About the Author:

Dr. Sunil Kumar is the Public Relations Director & Writer for Holistic Junctions -- Your source of information for Holistic Practitioners; Complementary Medicine Practitioners, Complementary Medicine Schools, and Massage Therapy Schools; Insightful Literature and so much more!

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