Are Herbal Remedies the Way to Natural Healing?

by Jerem on February 7, 2013

When a person is sick, of course he or she wants the best treatment. In our modern world, most people’s first thought for getting the best treatment is through traditional medicine and doctors. When we, or someone we love gets sick our first response is to rush to the doctor or hospital. But for the majority of common ailments, it doesn’t have to be this way. More and more people are becoming aware of alternative medicines and natural healing methods.

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Is this the proper approach for you? Obviously, it depends. Doctors and traditional medicine definitely have their place and they are very good at handling trauma, injury, and acute situations. So there is no one-size-fits-all situation. It would always depend on the gravity of the ailment. Yet, despite that caveat, many find that alternative techniques are their best first option and are practical and easily applicable.

Herbs have been known and used for centuries for their exceptional healing properties. Herbs have been used as the main treatment of an assortment of diseases.

The number of herbs used for medicinal purpose is innumerable. Some herbs are used by themselves for specific illnesses. Plantain, for instance, is a drawing herb that can be used for insect bites, bee stings, allergic reactions, and detoxification. Another example is garlic, which many refer to as nature’s antibiotic. Garlic has been used for centuries to help keep people healthy. Because of the complex natural compounds found in garlic, bacteria do not build up resistance as they so commonly do with pharmaceutical antibiotics.

Other herbs are more constructive if they’re used in combination with other herbs. Mullein and Lobelia, for example, is a simple combination that works wonders for issues of the lymph system such as swollen glands, tonsillitis, thyroid issues, etc.

Herbs are free from toxins (assuming they are not sprayed with pesticides) and are also devoid of side-effects. And generally, they are a lot less expensive or even free. Take a look out in your yard, chance are very good that some of those plants you consider as weeds are actually medicinal herbs. Plantain is a very common ‘weed’ in many yards. Dandelion (yes, the one you can’t get out of your yard) is a great herb for digestive issues. Purslane is a very common ‘weed’ in gardens. Not only does it taste great in salads, it is also very high in magnesium which aids in the health and development of muscle tissue.

So, rather than run to the doctor next time you get ill, your best first option might be to run to your back yard or garden and take a close look at some of the weeds growing there. Of course, you need to get a little education so you can recognize what you are looking for and how to use them.

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