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How the Pharmaceutical Industry Suppresses the Use of Herbal Medicine?

Updated on August 23, 2017
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Sheila is a kids' author who learned heaps as a wellness coordinator. She loves to share healthy tidbits with her readers.

The Benefits of Natural Medicine

The benefits of herbal medicines are not too popular! However, its popularity is growing exponentially with the tendency to treat oneself with whole food supplements and herbs, instead of ingesting over the counter remedies, and taking prescribed medication to treat common ailments, like heartburn, headaches and constipation.

Alternative health doctors are growing in numbers and at the same time, they're encountering a headache for health insurance companies, because scores of their beneficial health services are not covered. This decline, thereby, creates a hefty bill for their patient!

I believe this situation has been purposely created by our current conventional medical establishment and leadership in a collaborated effort to discourage people from seeking alternative health care treatment because they aren't able to make money from it. If you avoid eating sugar, for example, to cure diabetes, or take an herbal tea to produce a bowel movement, when you suffer with occasional constipation, the pharmaceutical industry doesn't make a profit from your self-care!

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The FDA Is Not Protecting the Public's Health.

Why are we being forced to accept the FDA's adage that has religiously indoctrinated, "Only a medication alone can cure, treat or prevent a disease?"

This is preposterous! However, if, you refuse to treat your child who has cancer with chemotherapy, you may exceptionally well end up in jail. It's highly probable you could also lose custody of your precious child for not adhering to the FDA!

The FDA is not protecting the public's health either. It is exceptionally lining its pockets with mega bucks and morbidly enforcing its beliefs as laws on the American people. It is essential to realize the FDA does not regulate or approve diets because they are not able to make a profit from saying a diet works to cure a disease.

You innocently go to your doctor to get relief for a health condition, and you catch another disease or infirmity from the treatment your trusted doctor has prescribed. Your fragile health is seriously threatened. Who is responsible for this medical malpractice? Laws have made it nearly impossible to sue a doctor or hospital even though Congress clearly and dreadfully are aware of this type of malpractice danger of the American people.

Many Drugs Approved By the FDA Cause Death and Disability.

For instance, when the FDA approved Vioxx to treat arthritis, it was quickly taken off the market on November 18, 2004, because of the dangers and evidence of its increasing degenerative health concerns, and causing heart attacks.

Recently, the denture creams of Poligrip and Fixodent made by GlaxoSmithKline and Proctor & Gamble respectively, have been found to cause serious side effects of zinc poisoning; damaging your immune system, creating convulsions, low-blood pressure, shortness of breath, yellow eyes and more seriously peripheral neuropathy, anemia, leucopenia and neutropenia; failure of your bone marrow to make white blood cells.

Drugs such as Rezulin and Avanida to treat diabetes, Celebrex and Vioxx to treat arthritis, Fen Phen to treat obesity, Prempro to treat the symptoms of menopause, Bextra to treat osteoarthritis and Oxycontin to treat pain has all caused strokes, liver damage and death. The pharmaceutical industry fought feverishly in court to keep these under-scrutinized medications on the market regardless of the health consequences.

If you search the FDA public database, you will find in 2008, there were 426 drug recalls, and in 2009, there was an overwhelming 1,742 drug recalled. So far, this pass year up until June there have been 296 drugs recalls with more anticipated by the end of the year.

Surely, You Desire Safe Health Care!

This is a grave malpractice injustice to the American people! Your congressmen should know you are screaming for safe health alternatives that pose an extremely low risk of potential side effects, especially from natural remedies and holistic health cures and medications.

You Need Answers Today

I am sure you are sick and tired of the side effects and commotions surrounding certain medications and hold the repercussions are too much to bear! Because medications seriously jeopardize your health in creating an excess of free radicals causing oxidative stress on your biochemistry!

For sure, you desperately need answers and are earnestly looking for alternative health doctors! The practitioners, who treat with herbal medicine, take extra time to answer your various health concerns as well. Alternative health treatments with holistic medicines will improve your quality of life, and increase your lifespan, opposed to the threat posed by general doctors who prescribe medications to treat illnesses.

The main reason you don't learn about the benefits of herbal cures is because the pharmaceutical industries aren't able to generate substantial profits from these medicinal treatments. If enough people complain to their congressmen and seek treatment from Alternative Health practitioners, regardless of the costs, a drastic change will come to our current and disappointing conventional health care industry.

The Benefit of Herbs

The difference in the benefit and safety of herbal medicines is they treat the cause of your health problem and effectively help your body, in essence, cures itself. When you accidentally scratch yourself, your body is smart enough to seal the scrape ably and generates new skin that heals in a couple of days. This is the concept of the mind-body spirit approach an herbal medicine doctor takes into serious consideration when treating you.

An alternative health practitioner will look at you, the whole person, and carefully analyze why your body is creating this disease or health ailment. Then he will prescribe herbal medicines to treat you!. This process is not an instant fix; however, it is most effective in creating an environment where your organ systems and your brain produce chemicals to cure you wholeheartedly. This process takes a bit of time, yet it works wonderfully by gently eradicating the disease from your body.

Please don’t ever try to treat yourself with herbal medicines without the guidance of an Alternative Health Practitioner, because you can create a toxic environment in your body instead that can make your situation worse!

Engrave in your memory, that it is extremely rare to die from an overdose of herbal medicines; however, you shouldn't take matters into your own hands. Herbal medicines' components are composed of food quality tea, a trinket or a whole-food supplement. This is what makes Alternative Health Care so incredibly sweet!

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  • Lynn Savitsky profile image

    Lynn Savitzky 

    5 years ago from New Jersey

    Depends on the situation. For example, I trust traditional meds for my clinical depression, but I'd sooner go for herbal when my stomach's acting up rather than take Pepto every time.

  • tamron profile image


    6 years ago

    I prefer the all natural way. Great article very informative!

  • Craan profile imageAUTHOR

    Sheila Craan 

    9 years ago from Florida

    Yes Joshua, this is the awesome herbal medicine benefit!

    We are one body mind and spirit living in this natural world. Nature has created everything we need to sustain ourselves to remain healthy and be healthy.

    Man made medication is synthetic and unnatural. Pharmaceutical medication is created to generate money for CEO families of this industry, hurting millions in the process.

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    9 years ago

    Going natural is still the best way to heal! Be one with nature.

  • Craan profile imageAUTHOR

    Sheila Craan 

    10 years ago from Florida

    Garlic is loaded with antioxidants! Compounds in garlic chelate's toxic heavy metals, binding them for excretion. It keeps blood vessels healthy protecting against DNA damage.

    It's wonderful your wife uses garlic to feel better! This sure beats suffering the horrible side effects of medications. I wish your wife a speedy recovery and good health. Thanks for sharing J.

  • J Sunhawk profile image

    J Sunhawk 

    10 years ago from South Carolina

    Very informative. My wife grows her own garlic - about 20 different types - and uses them for medicinal purposes.

  • Craan profile imageAUTHOR

    Sheila Craan 

    10 years ago from Florida

    Thank you Healingone! It is extremely important to spread the word about the benefits of herbal medicines. To many people are being poisoned and die needlessly by our current conventional medical establishment. I comment you for telling people about alternative therapies! I pray one day soon for a drastic change in medical treatment as more people become aware of herbal medicine choices to for healing. I thank God you were healed of your chronic pain.

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    10 years ago from Georgia

    Thanks for writing this, I absolutely loved it! I am teaching the same messages to my friends and family and clients. It is an awful reality when you are made to feel as if its wrong to want to use nature to heal your body instead of foreign substances that half the time cause as much if not more harm than what they were supposed to be helping heal.

    As someone who dealt with a chronic pain condition...I have dealt with the doctors making me feel bad and as if I didn't want to get better because I didn't readily take all the pills they wanted to throw at me.

    I personally love working with aroma therapies, teas, etc as I get more into alternative medicine.

    I can only hope that as more people educate themselves, we'll make strides to reverse this crazy mentality and get back to a more natural mindset.

    Luv & Blessings!


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    Helen Lewis 

    10 years ago from Florida

    Thanks for the info on Ashwaghanda Craan, I had thought it was more of a de-stressor. I will look into it in more detail. I have heard it is very good!

  • Craan profile imageAUTHOR

    Sheila Craan 

    10 years ago from Florida

    I am happy you enjoyed this hub, Helen! I believe Ashwaghanda is also known as Ginseng.

    I took Ginseng two years ago for a short time to give me extra energy. It was readily found in the Asian fruit stores in New York. It came packaged in tiny bottles with special straws to sip the juice.

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    Helen Lewis 

    10 years ago from Florida

    Great information Craan thank you.. have you any experience with Ashwaghanda? Helen

  • Craan profile imageAUTHOR

    Sheila Craan 

    10 years ago from Florida

    Thank you for your keen insight MeGunner! If the FDA and pharmaceutical industry can find ways to lavishly profit from Alternative Health Care similar to Conventional Care then Herbal Medical therapies will become the new wave of health treatment.

    Money drives America and money drives all businesses including but sadly the medical industry. Herbal medicines work 100% of the time without side effects because they are gentle treatments encouraging bodies to uniquely cure itself, literally.

  • MeGunner profile image


    10 years ago from Lagos

    'Laws have made it exceedingly impossible to sue a doctor or hospital even though our congress is clearly and dreadfully aware of this malpractice danger on the American public.' This does not sound like America... If not because of the tone of this hub, I would have thought you were joking. Seriously, it's a really complicated situation here but the fact that profit taking is a key issue at the expense of safety is a really sad one. I remember when I was training, my mum used to get me all sorts of herbal medicine when I was ill. The memory I had of the very few occassions that I took herbal medicine as a child is that they actually work... at least for malaria. (In my experience). I think people should have a right to take whatever they believe in, even if it's going to harm them provided they are well informed. So why should they not know or be helped to take herbal medicines that can even help... if they really do help. I agree that alternative therapies should be covered by health insurance but I wonder how many of those therapies can pass a clinical trial if the issue arise. If clinical trials are honest anyway...

  • Craan profile imageAUTHOR

    Sheila Craan 

    10 years ago from Florida

    Thank you Loka and Dr. Romeo! I agree Congress is no help at all! If Congress would permit the inclusion of Natural Health Therapies in health insurance plans we would see an instant revamping of the health care industry that truly benefits the people it serves.

  • Dr Ken Romeo profile image

    Dr Ken Romeo 

    10 years ago

    Congress is trying to pass legislation to make vitamins available by prescription only. Congress is no help at all.


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