Obviously there are many differences between herbal medicine and today’s pharmaceutical medicine. Pharmaceuticals are filled with chemicals although some have plant derivatives included too. Also they tend to target only the one problem and can have a negative effect on your system. Too many antibiotics can run your system down and make you more susceptible to disease.
Also too many antibiotics within people’s bodies is having the effect of creating stronger bacteria which are resistant to treatment. Herbalism however helps to strengthen your system and body and to restore balance to it. Herbal medicine is a fantastic compliment to conventional medicine as it is gentle and works gradually. There are many illnesses which need to be treated conventionally and that is fine but for simple problems like toothache or a sore head then herbalism works incredibly well.
Herbalism and herbal therapy is a holistic approach to healing the body and mind. Herbalists take the lifestyle choices and diet of their patients into consideration and can often recommend changes which they can make. So many ailments and problems are caused by diet and a lack of the right nutrients. Eating good, fresh food can often help an ill person more than you would imagine!
Herbal remedies are also wonderful when used to alleviate pain and emotional stress. Ginseng is extremely good for this and can actively help our systems to adjust to and to cope with stress of all kinds. Lavender also is well renowned as a relaxant. Choosing to go herbal is a lifestyle choice and can suit everybody.