Friday, February 10, 2012

The General Rules for Herbs

Herbs have a rich history which goes back to the beginning of time.  Because they have fewer side effects than Western drugs, we tend to think of herbs as being benign.  In actuality, herbs are drugs--nature's drugs.  While many herbs have beneficial side effects, not all side effects are desired.  For example, the same herb that dries up that runny nose will also very efficiently and permanently dry up lactation.

When dealing with herbs, please remember:
  • Each person reacts to drugs differently.  Since there is no one-size-fits all approach to health-care, you need to do your own research to find out what is beneficial for you and your family.
  • Side effects are considerably reduced by using the smallest amount of a drug that gives the desired response.
  • Herbs are not regulated by any federal agency in America.  Once again, you need to do your own research using your own trusted resources.
  • My statements, or any other statement from any other blogger, cannot be construed as medical advice.
Did I forget anything?  Please, feel free to leave your own general herbal rules in the comments below.

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