Using Traditional Herbal Medicines
August 9, 2013
A lot of people around the world today seem to be turning to traditional herbal medicines. When you are talking about traditional herbal medicine as a whole it's probably important to define what exactly are they?
The best way to explain what traditional herbal medicine in general is - it would be considered a practice that is associated with having similar effects as modern medicine, while not necessarily always having proven results by the scientific community.
For years the scientific community has been divided on traditional herbal medicine. Sometimes you might hear of high level medical practitioners being opposed to certain traditional herbal medicines, and other times you might hear of a very well respected medical professional who is very much in favour of a particular traditional herbal medicine product. As society's knowledge in areas such as nutrition and health as a whole continues to increase (and of course with the advent of the internet) a lot of people are now beginning to undertake their own research online into what exactly works and what does not.
When you consider the very well known herbal product known as Essiac for example, there certainly can be some benefits in its use. Like a lot of traditional herbal medicines the exact definition of what makes up Essiac can vary. In its common form (original formula), it is understood to contain burdock, indian rhubarb, sheep sorrel, and slippery elm bark. Other compositions, known as counterfeits, can also include watercress, blessed thistle, red clover, and kelp. This brilliant traditional herbal medicine can be effective in helping to support the immune system.
There is no doubt that traditional herbal medicine overall can have wonderful benefits for a person's general health and well bring. Having said that it is important to note that while traditional herbal medicines can have fantastic benefits for a person’s overall health; it is always advisable and recommended to speak to your doctor before you start taking such products.
One thing is for sure products like Essiac are certainly here to stay as an option in traditional herbal medicines. We are now living in a time where people are becoming more health conscious than ever, and with the rapid rise of the internet in the last decade people now have information at their fingertips. This trend looks set to continue in the coming years which can only be a very positive thing, with more people looking after their overall health and well being.
Although still today when it comes to traditional herbal medicines there is a lot of debate between different people within different areas of the medical industry on the real benefits and scientific proof that goes along to back these benefits. There is no doubt that the thousands of testimonials and stories from people all around the world must surely have some merit.