Medicines New Frontier: The Use Of Herbs

There are many people who have never, ever taken medicine: not even an aspirin. And they're proud of it. They don't want to pollute their bodies with anything synthetic or chemical, because they truly believe to be as natural as possible is the best solution.

When illness strikes these people, they will, however, often turn to herbs -- which is not -- and never has been -- considered "conventional medicine," a phrase many of us have come to be quite wary of.

Every year there are approximately 10 million negative drug reactions in the U.S alone, and 600,000 more victims wind up in hospital beds for the same reason.

Studies have shown that people who use herbs for health care remedies account for less than 1 percent of all toxic reactions to medicines. And that's worldwide; not just in the U.S.

How many people do you know who can't wait for their next hospital visit, including yourself?

Didn't think so.

So why not try the natural route? What do you have to lose? If it doesn't work for you, you're free to return to the medicine your doctor prescribed -- but again, it's prescription-free, doctor-visit-free, and just might make a huge impact on your life.

Plant substances can help keep you stronger, healthier and more energetic than you dreamed possible -- and they can truly heal illness and injury.

From age-old wisdom to late-breaking discoveries, there are an estimated 1,000 herbs for home use, giving you the control to steer your own health destiny.

Again, every person is different, and every drug, herb, or botanical will work differently in every person's body. Just learn to listen to your improvement, be in tune enough to feel the effects, and you'll remain in complete control without a doctor's supervision, if that is indeed your choice.

You can support your body's own regenerative mechanisms so it can fight infection and degeneration from within. You can really slash in half your risks for some pretty common diseases, and using herbs will also let you be your own doctor -- figuring out the sources of nagging everyday aches, pains, discomforts, and chronic conditions at their sources.

Just as a few examples, here are a few ailments that herbs have been curing for thousands of years:

Headache: Ginger, feverfew and rosemary are stand-out migraine relievers; peppermint oil dabbed on your temples, scalp and neck can relieve tension headaches.

Insomnia: Valerian, hops, and scullcap leaf are just a few of the many herbs that can safely transport you to slumber -- without risk of dependency.

Arthritis: You don't have to "just live with it" anymore! Try turmeric root, guggul, boswellia and ginger, among many other herbal remedies that relieve pain.

Diabetes: Love onions? Eat them every day! Also try fenugreek seed and bittermelon, among others, which are excellent natural blood sugar-control remedies.

In this day and age, with the high costs of doctors' visits, the waiting period before you are able to secure an appointment, the high cost of prescription drugs, the cost of health and prescription-drug insurance, plus the difficulties some elderly or indigent patients encounter in this "commercial" world, it's not a bad idea at all to give herbs a try. You may be very surprised.

And if it works, you'll save money, time, and maybe even extend your life -- while actually feeling GOOD about it!

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