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Why to use herbs for your health?

Updated on November 27, 2011

For some of our present day friends and acquitances the use of herbs to improve health is something of the days old. Obviously the success of the synthetic chemicals gave the laboratories opportunity to create some new, not normally existing in nature chemical compounds, that can cure your illness fast.

This faith in the chemistry was weightet down by the invention of the first antibiotics in the World wars in Europe. They are a product from natural source. Some mushrooms, spores and similar organisms. The success of penicilin in the WW2 led the people to rethink about this unending source of health - the plant life.

Of course, you cannot outweight everything the synthetic chemistry is and its ability to create a strong poison which kills deadly viruses. As you can't think that plants have been all explored and they did what they did in the ages of our ancestors, who cured cough with Camomile infusion and bad breath with mint tea.

For some reason, present day people abandon and forget herbal medicine.


Herbs | Source

One of the main tasks of phyto chemistry *(the one that uses plants to synthesize pills) is to extract the essence of the compound that has benefits on your health and wellbeing and form it as a sugar candy for you to swallow when sick.

This chemistry also removes most of the unexplored minerals and vitamins that the plant has and some if not all of them can also be beneficial for you.

Noone thinks that a synthetic vitamin C pill is having the same taste, quality and pleasure as eating a Grapefruit, Lemon or a green pepper. In the same time, one Lemon has enough vitamin C to keep your head Up, when you got the Flu.

The same is valid for most of the plant life.

Mint and Lemon Balm

Mint and Lemon Balm
Mint and Lemon Balm | Source

According to A. Gamerman (Russian phytotherapist), the benefits of herbal therapy in front of chemistry is:

  • The healthy compound is naturally created in the plant cells.
  • Whatever difference there is between plant and animal life, the cells that form them, have very common things.
  • (for that reason) Active compounds created from plants do not destroy and poison animal and human cells the same way as some chemical compounds.
  • (and this is because) For million years, the animal life feeding on plant life has been teaching the body system to utilize the chemicals found in plants, to extract everything usefull; to grow its own body on the minerals and vitamins found there.

This link between plant and animal life is created for millions of years. It is natural. The herbal remedies can be very good and very potent when you know how to use them.

The herbs are also very useful for chronic ilness, when the body is poisoned for long time with chemicals, in elderly patients in which the strong chemicals actually do more damage then help because their bodies and immune system are weak.

From what we know: The herbs are far from obsolete. We wil benefit from them for a long time.

We only need to stop fearing them.


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      Stoill Barzakov 6 years ago from Sofia, Bulgaria

      Thanks for the kind Welcome. I have some knowledge in herbs, that I like to share :)

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 6 years ago from Texas

      Welcome to HubPages! I look forward to reading your forthcoming hubs. I hope to see more on the benefit of various herbs.

      Interesting hub - thank you for sharing.