Herbs have been used for hundreds of years before Christ. Perhaps since the time humans first began to roam the earth. Using herbs was the only way these people had to heal and recover health.
In the 1800-century, physicians would bleed their patients since they believed if a person was sick their blood contained the disease. There was some truth to this and some people would get well and others would get sicker or would bleed to death.
Every period in history has had a health idea that does not work and makes people sicker. Herbs, all through time, have had an effectiveness and usefulness in all kinds of diseases. Herbs work now as they have in the past. If they didn't, they would have been abandoned in the past and you would have never heard of them.
In the 19th Century
At the turn of this century, more and more people started to move to the cities getting away from traditional herbal use and mother's herbal medicines. In the cities, new doctors were practicing the application of new products called drugs.Drugs, isolated active chemicals pulled out of herbal plant, were applied to a sickness in concentrated form. In this form, drugs are a poison and kill and destroy more than the disease in your body. Taken for a long period, they will eventually cause death.
It seems so strange that in the past physicians would bleed people to eliminate the poisons in a person's blood, this was not right; and, today physicians put poison in the blood to make people well. Is this right?
Herbs are considered food since they come from plants, trees, berries, fruits and shrubs. It is herbs, fruits, vegetables, and their juices that are the bases of all natural remedies and medicines. Combine this with good thoughts and exercise and you have a formula for curing illness.
Eating the right proportions of these foods, gives you the health that was intended by nature. It is the Natural Nutritionist's job to give you the correct proportions.When you are sick, look for herbal combinations as a starting point in getting yourself well. Herbs take longer to cure you, so just stay with it.
Rudy Silva has a degree in Physics and is a Natural Nutritionist.