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Herbal Medicines - Cheaper But So Effective

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Herbal Medicines - Cheaper But So
            Effective
Herbal medicine is an ancient practice that
is as old as the first man in the world,
and positively older than crop growing or
even writing; every human culture on every
part of the world has practiced and observed
herbal medicine of one form or another.
Perhaps best described and established as
"medicinal botany", herbal medicine involves
taking and cultivating plants, ingesting
them, and seeing if some of the elements and
components in the plant have a palliative
effect on the symptoms of the ailment.
Herbal medicines have formed the basis and
beginning of traditional medicine for over a
hundred years old, and have formed the
origin and source of modern pharmacology.
While science from roughly the 1880's
onwards has striven and tried everything to
isolate and separate the active compounds
and ingredients found in medicinal herbs,
the list of types and kinds are ever
growing.
Most established conventional medicines
initially come from plants. For instance,
the painkiller morphine comes from poppies,
digoxin (a drug used to treat heart failure)
comes from foxgloves and aspirin comes from
the bark of willow trees. Conventional
herbal medicine has been used and known in
the UK for centuries and it still remains
accepted up to these days, in spite of
scientific advances and studies leading to
more advance drugs and other conventional
medical treatments becoming obtainable.
Although it's classed only as a
supplementary medicine in the UK, it's in
fact the most widely used form of medicine
across the world - 80 percent of the world's
populations are dependent and believe in the
power of herbal medicines on their bodies.
Modern herbal medicine takes a syncretic
approach, trying to cross reference the
benefits and advantages of various kinds of
herbs and treatments from different
traditions, and find the best combination
and mixture of herbal remedies.

								
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