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 Nature is the healer of all disease.
Hippocrates

Nature has provided us with a powerful array of plants which, if properly
used, can be the answer to many health problems.

It is a well known fact that the active substances of plants and herbs have been the basis for medical
treatments.

Even when they are not actually used, the chemical compounds are copied in
order to be reproduced in the laboratories.

The healing properties of plants
can be traced back in ancient times and all ancient civilizations used herbs to
treat and cure various diseases. Even today, if properly used, they can
alleviate people suffering from a number of diseases.

USE

Medicinal herbs should be consumed with caution and after consulting your
physician, mostly for patients who take medication or have serious health
problems, as well as women who are pregnant or who are breast-feeding, and of
course, children and teenagers.
The use of medicinal herbs is not a panacea, and does not resolve all our
problems nor should they be consumed uncontrollably, expecting to cure all
diseases.
Anything natural is not necessarily totally safe. Therefore, the medicinal
plants and herbs should be used in a sensible way, always following advice from
the experts who know very well.

 Dosage

It is very difficult to define
the quantities that can or should be consumed with precision. The right dosage
depends on a number of factors, such as age, body building, the disease of the
person who is consuming them, as well any other medication he /she might be taking
or any other health problem he/she might be facing.

On the other hand, we should
bear in mind that not all herbs, irrespective of their origin, act in the same
way, since this varies depending on factors such as methods of farming,
harvesting, drying, storage etc.

Herbalism (herbal medicine)

Herbalism (herbal
medicine) has been used since ancient times to treat chronic diseases. Such
traditional medicine is still widely practised today, since 1 out of 3
pharmaceutical drugs is produced from plant processing. Herbs have many
advantages:
• most of them are relatively non-toxic for the human organism and therefore,
may be very safe
• they can help restore the balance of various organs and systems, which was
lost due to a disease

• they can increase
resistance against foreign“intrusions”
•they act in a less specific way- therefore have a wider range – compared to conventional
medicines.