Herbal medicines involve the usage of a plant’s roots, seeds, berries, leaves, flowers and bark for medicinal purposes. Also know as botanical medicine, herbal products are gradually gaining in popularity and entering mainstream medicine because of their efficaciousness in addressing health problems.
A study by WHO (World Health Organization) revealed that about 80% people across the world use herbal for primary health care. In the last 2 decades, the popularity of herbal medicines has shot up in the USA due to public dissatisfaction about rising prices for prescription medicines and an interest in partaking of the goodness of nature. In Germany, 70% of the physicians recommend 600-700 plant based medicines for treating health concerns.
Taking herbal medicines ensure a holistic approach to a multitude of health concerns. They are more than mere substitutes for proteins, vitamins and other essential minerals. They also act as appetizers and energy boosters. Common health troubles like acne, asthma, common cold and allergies as well as more extreme cases of cardiovascular disorders, obesity, insomnia and neurological ailments can be treated by a herbal approach to health.
They work effectively in fighting infections and strengthen the body’s response to diseases. Ayurveda focuses on enhancing the general functioning of the body and promoting overall sound health instead of merely targeting the health concern in isolation. Whole herbs contain a certain set of ingredients, which come together to have an overall beneficial effect on health.