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Choosing Natural Herbal Remedies Over Drug Treatments

Aug 17, 2007
Choosing natural herbal remedies is something that you can consider especially when you find that conventional medicine is not helping you with your symptoms. A recent study showed that more and more people are turning to alternative remedies to help them with their illnesses. This figure is set to increase, as the benefits of using non drug treatments become more publicly known.

You can derive the benefits from natural herbal remedies in a few ways. You may choose to consume the herbs raw or you can take capsules containing herbs that are ground. Making tea out of herbs is also very popular. Herbal teas such as chamomile, dandelion, and many others are now widely sold. Another method is to remove the essential oils found in the herb and use them as a type of ointment or in aromatherapy.

Still there are no guarantees when using natural herbal remedies, although there are many who have reported good success with this form of treatment. Generally, herbs are not subject to the various tests that clinical drugs go through. Why? Because major pharmaceutical companies make more money promoting synthetic drugs and would therefore channel more of their resources there.

Contrary to popular belief, just because herbs are natural does not make them completely safe. Many of them have powerful medicinal effects and you really need to find out more before using them freely.

Still, what is good to know about natural herbal remedies is that they are much more well-tolerated by your body than clinical drugs, hence causing fewer side effects. If you also find yourself prone to experiencing side effects when you take conventional drugs, this form of alterntive treatment may just be the solution that you need.

Natural herbal remedies also tend to be much cheaper than drug remedies as they are grown and not cultivated inside a laboratory. As with any type of medication, do check with your doctor before you begin on any herbal remedy. You need to ensure that it will not counteract any other medications that you may be taking.

It is your responsibility to take care of your own health. As such, it is in your interest to be aware about all of the options that you have when it comes to treating various ailments and illnesses. Drugs are not the only option. So do find out more about natural herbal remedies and learn how they can be used for treatment.
About the Author
Evelyn Lim is the publisher of a newsletter on Herbal Home Remedies. She draws on her practical knowledge passed down by her grandmother in the use of herbs to treat common ailments. For free information and a bonus MP3 download, please visit her site at http://www.HerbalRemedyTips.com
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