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Alternative Medicine Including Herbal Remedies Are Booming

Alternative Medicine Including Herbal Remedies Are Booming But Do They Have A Place In Today’s World

Alternative Medicines or Herbal Remedies used to be the only cure available

This applied to most people even in periods as late as a hundred years ago, but what about now? Over the past fifty years more and more remedies have been produced by many of the pharmaceutical companies not just out of the goodness of their hearts, but in order to produce a profit just like many other companies out there. But have we as consumers lost our way a little? Because we are mostly a little wealthier than we we’re a hundred years ago, plus we are busier but should we not be going to see the Doctors as much? Surely we could get away with using some of the Home made Remedies of yesterday.

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Alternative Chamomile Treatments

But do we still need to view Grannies Herbal Remedy for a common cough as a viable alternative to today’s modern medicines?
Okay at that point in our history even though it is only a short time ago people we’re much poorer than they are today. Both money and jobs we’re in short supply so most people turned to herbal remedies that had been handed down through the generations.
I even remember remedies such as castor oil, primrose Extract, Hawthorn & Willow Extract, Thyme and Passion Flower that my Gran used for all manner of ailments
Doctors typically prescribe synthetic medications so smart consumers are on the lookout for any alternative herbal solution to help with their particular health problems without having to pay out an often higher price for a prescribed medication or two.
We know that throughout our lives we all experience small illnesses as well as potential allergic reactions to all manner of things including reactions from the chemicals used on synthetic products themselves.
Before going out to buy any old herbal remedy or alternative healing come to that it is worth considering some of the other options currently available.

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Homeopathic Herbal Remedies

First of all it would be worthwhile knowing what the advantages and disadvantages of a herbal medicine would be compared to what we must currently describe as traditional to ensure that you know that you are getting a product which is known for helping with certain ailments, or has a track record together with any side-effects. Then of course you need to know that you are paying a fair price and are not being ripped off purely with the tag of herbal.
Natural Ingredients
Companies including the pharmaceutical companies that bring you herbal medicines only make use of natural ingredients for their products. Extracting the natural compounds found in plants is carefully formulated to ensure that every pill or tablet is filled with the essential nutrients to address your health concerns while improving your body’s natural recovery process.

If you check out the labels of herbal products, you will see that they are mostly made from the extracts of plants. There are no synthetic chemicals and formulas that are required for the medicine. There might be a few others that are integrated into the mix to improve its effects or taste, but government health agencies ensure that it will not get in the way of your treatment.

Below is a chart that roughly compares the values of prescribing each one as it would be used for a specific Illness.

Cost Comparison of Herbal Remedies v Manufactured Medicines

Cost-Effective Solutions
One of the advantages of herbal products is their price. They are much cheaper to buy compared to synthetic medicines commonly prescribed by doctors today. In fact, low-budget consumers are opting for this solution to their health problems in order to get as much savings they can get to address their health-related concerns.
The reason why alternative herbal medicines are cheaper is because of the ingredients used in it. No expensive chemicals are used in the formulation of the medicine and the ingredients can be grown almost anywhere under the right conditions.

No Allergic Reactions
You don’t have to worry about what you eat when you take in herbal products for your health problems. Since the ingredients are 100% natural, you don’t have to be careful about your meals causing allergic reactions that will compromise your health.

But it would be best to have a doctor look at the herbal medicine you plan to use and undergo a serious of laboratory exams to determine that your system is compatible with it. Even if the product worked for some, there are no guarantees that it will have the same effect when you take it in yourself.

Are There Any Disadvantage To Using Herbal Remedies?
The simple answer has to be NO

But…
With all the information presented above in the use of herbal medicines as an alternative form of treatment, however you must still use these remedies with caution because many people would regard them as completely safe to use with no complications. But beware these are still medications but using mostly natural resources and there will be the occasional adverse reaction whether a simple rash or a more serious reaction.

We can never deny the fact that medicinal herbal products are classified as medicines and should be treated as such. Proper formulation and dosage is necessary for a safe use. Consumers are urged to follow the dosage indicated on the label of the herbal medicine or to consult a health expert or your family doctor to safely determine the proper usage of the product. It is also advisable to undergo a consultation and physical or laboratory examination to ensure that your body will not react with alternative herbal medicine for your health problems.
Okay that does contradict the old image of Grandma giving their kids spoonfuls of whatever but we do live in the age of regulation so if you do chose to go your own way then may the user take care, use common sense and take a note of exactly what it is you are taking. God Bless
Granny H
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