A Comprehensive Guide to Herbs and Herbal Treatment

Although there is a high probability that herbal treatment may go mainstream and will be recognized by the medical field, which is classified with Supplemental and Alternative Method (CAM), are to be taken progressively with conventional methods of treatment and medicines. A lot of people are actually turning to herbs and herb-based products not primarily because of their effectiveness and efficiency but because they are a cost-friendly substitute to high priced prescription medications.

As most physicians shy away from prescribing herbs and herb-based products, some may even credit this trend to the fact that most hard pill tablets that boast benefits of herbs have little or not significant effects to medical conditions. Even pills that are widely marked and provided for the public are known to have very little content in the capsules – insignificant enough that they are claimed to be of any use at all. The primary and core concept in the use of herbs is that it is only able to provide most of its benefits when it is ingested in its purest form. For centuries of years, eastern cultures, such as those the Chinese, has trusted in the power and potency of herbs.

Although these cultures and countries have adopted most of the technologies and even have integrated their health industry with a number of known prescription drugs, most of them, if not all, still lean towards a more natural and organic form in relieving pain and providing their nutritional requirement. Instead of prescribing a more convenient form of delivering herbs and its benefits through pills and tablets, these cultures still adhere to the most potent and beneficial way of ingesting herbs and that is through decoction. For those who are unable to afford the luxury of preparing decoctions, consumers are advised to only purchase herb-based products in gelatin capsules and forms, or those that allow you to see the grinded or ground herb right inside them.

Here is a list of herbs and their known ability in treating most common illnesses to guide you in choosing and purchasing which is fit and apt to your case:

  • Aloe Vera : Known to provide treatments to most common and simple allergies, Aloe Vera and its gel are applied on wound and skin infections. Although commonly known for its amazing effects on the skin, it is also known to provide effective aid to asthma, virosis, gingivitis, bronchitis and even intestinal inflammations.
  • Barley : Greatly known as an important component of a fiber-rich breakfast, Barley is primarily used to stimulate the heart, promote proper blood circulation and even cell-regeneration.
  • Buckwheat : Mostly found in Asia, this seed is known for its ability to aid the liver in processing most hormones and glucose.
  • Chamomile : Originating from south-eastern Europe, Chamomile is a preferred herb for women because of its ability in treating most illnesses that are exclusively manifesting among women. With its ability to grow on most areas in all continents, it has been tested and proven to provide remedy to a number of diseases, such as gingivitis, hyperacidity, asthma, and insomnia. Chamomile is also known as a great herbal treatment to anxiety and stress.