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Herbal Remedies - The Basics


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Herbal remedies are considered dietary supplements by law. They are usually derived from the extracts of plants. Herbal remedies are passed down from age old methods to cure people from different diseases, and are plant based, but caution is still necessary, as these herbs can be deadly if taken incorrectly.

Herbal remedies are basically a type of alternative medicine that originates from plants and plant extracts. They are sold in grocery stores, pharmacies and health food stores and they do not require prescriptions from a doctor, because they are considered natural and a dietary supplement. These herbal remedies are the natural, herb based treatments for a wide range of medical conditions and ailments, and are exempt from the usual drug safety requirements and may be a cause of both adverse effects and drug interactions, so like it is always important to consult your doctor or pharmacist before you start any herbal treatments. .

Herbal remedies are usually taken orally or can be applied to the skin. They are seen by some as a preferred treatment to chemical medications which are synthetic and not natural. Treatments with herbs are beneficial to the body because it provides natural healing that not only heals the body but the spirit as well, and can be effective in treating the underlying medical condition, or they may just offer relief from one or more of the symptoms caused by the underlying medical condition.

Please use any herbal remedy with caution as they can be deadly if taken in the wrong dosage or in the wrong combination with other herbs or medications. So consulting you family doctor or pharmacist is always a good idea.

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