I learned that herbal medicine is the use of herbs and other natural substances with the intention of preventing or curing disease or relieving symptoms. Imagine that!! Herbal healing is the first system of healing that the world knew and used to treat disease.
I want you to know that dozens of herbal medicines contain effective natural drugs. For example, willow bark (white willow) contains aspirin, senna leaves produce a powerful laxative which should be combined with an aromatic herb to prevent griping.
People sometimes think medical drugs, one of my sisters believe totally in medical drugs even after experiencing some very bad side effects, do only good, no harm. It’s good to know that foods or nutrients do enhance, delay, or prevent drug absorption, and that herbs can also modify drug effectiveness.
But these interactions do not occur every time a person takes a drug. Some people are more vulnerable than others with the potential for undesirable nutrient-drug interactions greatest among individuals who are poorly nourished to begin with or are not eating well.
That is why I can highly recommend you incorporate using food as medicine for a lifetime of nourishment.
Hippocrates (460-377 B.C.) known as the “father of modern medicine” and the “father of medical literature" is noted as the first man who practiced medicine as an art. He insisted that only nature could heal the body and that the physician was only nature’s helper.
In these present times the world is experiencing soaring rates of illness with incurable disease, some developing from chronic inflammation, that has people stuck in dysfunctional medical system, here in the USA, that is NOT working.
Your doctor prescribe medication after medication that doesn’t go to the root cause of your condition, with that same medication that is supposed to help you/me directly causing a slew of uncomfortable side effects.
Unfortunately, you are feeling unwell and unhappy, but there is another way, this I know for sure.
Prior to the invasion of the big pharmaceuticals, individuals on every continent and in every culture throughout the world incorporated herbs and plant medicine into their daily lives for both food and healing.
Herbal medicine and remedies have played major roles in human health for thousands of years.
When we understand the reactions plant medicines create, we can use them to support the body’s physical needs. With herbal remedies, it’s essential to keep in mind that this is gentle medicine with long term benefits and effects.
Gentle does NOT mean ineffective. Gentle simply means that there are little or no toxic side effects. And to remember to tap into your patience as the body’s natural healing is processing, as it receives and absorbs these deep nutrients it needs.
Also, foods and herbs have substitutions so become familiar with how eating healthy foods according to where you live can be beneficial for your health.
Now let me introduce you to and encourage you to make this and one of my most beneficial gut healing breakfast. Most health problems are also linked to the gut and high blood pressure is no exception. It is easy to make and serves two.
This is a gut healing breakfast with fenugreek seeds and slippery elm powder can be bought from mountainroseherbs.com. I must also state that I am not an affiliate of them, so I do not receive any income for telling you about these beneficial herbs.
Fenugreek is a herbal remedy and has been used in traditional Chinese medicine, Arabian, Greek and Indian medicines. Its bitterish in taste, which I like, and is used to dispel dampness and cold and to warm the kidneys. Its main effects are on the kidney, lung and large intestine meridians.
Slippery elm has a slippery and mucilaginous consistency and has been used over the centuries for making porridge.
Both of these herbs have mucilaginous qualities that makes them beneficial internally. Its like a gel-like mass that is used to soothe and protect irritated tissues of the body such as an inflamed mucous membrane, and great help in constipation.
Precautions to using these herbs is there are not for use during pregnancy except under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner. And also, you should inform your physicians when you are seeking herbal medicine healing.