The medical benefits of herbs have been known to man for centuries.
Many herbs contain powerful ingredients that, if used correctly, can help to heal the body.
Roots, bark, and other herbs will retain their medicinal value for years when thoroughly dried and kept dry.
Many believe that the healing properties of herbs are just as effective as drugs, but without the side effects. Herbs can be very potent, so it is important to regulate their dosage.
Herbs do perform many healing functions in the body, but they must be used appropriately, not indiscriminately. Remember, not all plant life is beneficial. There are poisonous plants and some are deadly, especially if used for long periods of time.
It is wise, therefore, to consult a health professional when there is any question about safety.
The fresh leaves and roots of herbs can be used in their natural form, or they can be found in tablet form, capsules, liquid beverages, powders, extracts, tinctures, creams, lotions, salves, and oils. The whole leaves of the herb are also dried and made available to consumers.
There are many ways in which herbs can be used: compress, decoction, essential oils, teas, extracts, syrup, tincture and so on.