I am a strong advocate of using herbs to cook with. However, I also think herbs are good for keeping the body healthy. This is why I allocate a lot of time to Herbal Health. Herbal Health is using natural medication and foods to treat illnesses and keep the body healthy. People also think of herbs is reference to natural medicine and oriental medicine. One of my herbal products are herbal teas. I use herbal teas to get certain nutrients I don’t get from food. Also, I use herbal teas to detox the body. You can also find herbs in a lot whole foods that support holistic health.
Herbal health has been around forever and has been widely accepted by past and present societies all over the world. However, the U.S. culture still have a lot to turn about Herbal Health. Ignorance is partly to blame but there is also a concerted effort on the part of the American medical industry and the pharmaceutical industry to limit and repress the knowledge and use of herbal health therapies and medicinal herbs.
Natural medicine remedies, cures and therapies are often very inexpensive and because they do not offer the massive profits to the drug and medical industry infrastructure they are repressed. The government plays into this as well through the lobby influence of these industries. There have been ongoing efforts by these industries in collusion with the FDA and other governmental agencies to suppress and even ban the use of herbs for health and for treatment of illness and disease. Recently there has even been attempts to criminalize natural medicine practitioners and their use of herbal therapies. However, using a herbal healthy to heal the body and stay healthy is a practice that people embrace all over the world.
U.S. population has evolved into one of the most unhealthy on this planet, while at the same time being the wealthiest and most well fed. The western conventional health system is heavily based on the use of pharmaceutical drugs to chase symptoms with no effective understanding or program for preventative health. People wait till they are ill then they are put on drugs to maintain their illness and often told to take the drugs for the rest of their lives. No actual healing or cure ever takes place. This is why is more important for people in our society to learn more about herbal health and natural healing.
Herbal health is based on a holistic health model that uses natural medicine and nutrition as a preventative process to avoid illness and disease. If people do get sick then the herbal health model uses herbs for natural medicine and nutrition to heal by re balancing the body.
Illness and disease is caused or allowed to develop from imbalances in the body’s systems. The use of herbs or natural health processes to create and maintain vibrant health and prevent illness and disease has actually proven to be far more effective over time than the conventional western medical model.
Millions of Americans have turned to herbal health food because of their beliefs that these have medicinal benefits. However, medical practitioners, naturopaths and fitness experts have declared that herbal supplements support the energy and well being of people rather than cure diseases. No less than the federal government, through the Government Accountability office and the United States Congress have also focused on herbal products to protect the welfare of American citizens.
Benefits Of Herbal Health
So what are the most important benefits of herbal health? Herbs can be taken without a doctors prescription and tend to be cheaper than prescription medications. There are herbalists you can consult about which are the best herbs to take but they are usually cheaper to see than the doctor. Herbalists have years of experience in knowing which herbs are good for you and which ones you will tolerate the best. Herbalists know about side effects of herbs, if any.
There are usually few side effects when taking herbs for herbal health. These are usually natural products that are of low to moderate potency and therefore are easier for your body to handle. Herbs work with your body to heal what ails you and to maintain your otherwise good health. The strength of herbal products tend to be mild so that your body tolerates them better.
List Of Herbal Health Supplements
Alpha Lipoic acid is a special antioxidant that recycles both vitamins C and E in the human body. This is helpful to many age related diseases.
Avena Sativa is an extract for sexual health and vigor, also known by the name “green oats”
Bee Pollen is a substance produced by bees when they pollinate flowers. It’s a great energy and immune system booster, and can be used as a weight loss aid.
Beta Sitosterol is a substance used for prostate health. More powerful then saw palmetto, this nutrient occurs in plant and vegetable matter.
CoQ10 is a nutrient, short for Coenzyme Q10 that is used in heart health and anti aging.
DMAE is a special nutrient that is known to increase mental function, as well as being known for elevating moods and fighting depression.
Dong Quai is a root remedy that many women take to help fight menopausal symptoms.
Epimedium, also known as Horny Goat’s Weed, increases the body’s testosterone and can be used to help the libido.
Fish oil is a naturally occurring chemical in the bodies of fish that contains omega 3 fatty acids that work wonders for mental and physical health.
Lutein is a carotenoid nutrient that helps eye health, curbing macular degeneration.
Royal Jelly is a nutrient found in the hives of bees. It has a broad range of vitamins and nutrients that can help keep your body working in tip top shape.
Wild Yam is a root remedy that helps curb menopausal symptoms
These are just some of the benefits of Herbal Health.