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Herbology 101 - Herbal Remedies and Herb Information

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Herbs can be powerful sources of medication. In fact, herbs are often the point of origin for many medications currently on the market.

Echinacea

The primary difference is that by using unprocessed herbs, you may be receiving an inconsistent level of the active ingredient from dosage to dosage, and/or from use to use.

We are not trying to discourage you from trying something out, but rather making sure that you take seriously the step you are taking in choosing herbal remedies. They are medicines. Please be sure to check your choices out with a qualified professional; and always remember that if you are trying to alleviate specific symptoms, you should have them checked out prior to attempting to treat them yourself. If a symptom has persisted for more than ten days, do not risk missing an underlying issue.

Be aware that just as with synthetic drugs, herbal remedies may also have side effects, and used in combination with other natural and synthetic medications may have other or additional unintended effects.

There may be networked systems that allow pharmacists to check that drugs you are taking don't conflict, but there is no such system that tracks herbal usage, if you are self-medicating. If you toss herbal remedies into the mix and do not notify your medical professional, you may be entering a dangerous zone.

We suggest you keep a journal of what you are trying, the amounts and the effects it is having, and share it with your medical practitioner (Physician, Naturopath, Herbalist etc.) so that s/he can take that into account when prescribing a course of action.

Suggested data to track include:

  • date:
  • item taken: (internal/external)
  • amount:
  • reason:
  • noted results:

Included in our database are traditional usages from different regions. As a result, the data may conflict. Where available, we include links to scientific studies so that you can investigate further.

 

Disclaimer: This content is provided here for informational purposes only. Do not attempt to self-diagnose or treat. Check with a qualified Health Practitioner before using any herbal treatment. Use of these reference pages signifies acceptance of this notice and our Terms and Condition.

Information on this website is for information purposes only.
Please consult a qualified health practitioner before taking any course of action.
Always check for counter-results before deciding on a course of action.

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