Generations ago, before the advent of over-the counter medicines and 24—hour drugstores, herbs were the treatment of choice for everyday health problems from headache to upset stomachs and from head colds to menstrual cramps. Herbal treatments were shared among friends and families, exchanged by neighbors and taught by one generation to the next.
Herbal medicine is holistic in two ways, firstly, plant medicines are themselves essentially holistic and secondly, herbalists treat people holistically, taking the whole being of patient into consideration, rather than just prescribing according to specific disease. Herbalists know that the whole plant is greater than the sum of its constituent parts.
In herbal practice, the practitioner views disease as general imbalance of the body. Herbalists continue to assert that herbs are foods that build up the health of the various body systems, rather than just being medicines, which correct specific problems. Many of the plants sold as medicinal herbs have been used as food by component. For example, dandelion, marshmallow, and alfalfa have all been cultivated for food by various people. In general, herbs are whole plant medicines and are less toxic and have fewer side effects than drugs. Whole-plant medicines use primarily purified active ingredients.
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