When people suffered from ailments, they turned to herbal medicine in ancient times. In recent years, the popularity of herbal medicine and supplements has increased. This can be due to various factors, including ease of access, affordability, and a natural alternative to pharmaceuticals.
Herbal medicine is a great asset when it comes to overall wellness. However, you should ensure you buy herbal medicine and supplements from a trustworthy and reliable herbal pharmacy. Many people take advantage of the relaxed regulations around herbal medicine and attempt to sell supplements with incorrect labels, improper dosage instructions, or worse. You can rest assured that the herbal supplements we carry at SOHMA are held to the highest standards of quality and reliability.
Please join us today as we go over the 5 benefits of herbal medicine.
Herbal medicine isn’t one-size-fits-all. For example, you may take ibuprofen to help manage muscle pain, headaches, fevers, or swelling. Whether you need it or not, it will try to resolve every issue it can, even if there isn’t one. While there are some herbs with many benefits, it’s unlikely that a single herbal supplement will do more than what it is intended to do. Herbal treatments are tailored to the individual’s needs. Before treatment, your age, weight, height, and physical fitness may be major contributing factors when designing your herbal medicine protocol. This means your herbal treatment may differ from someone else’s even though both would manage the same issues.
As previously stated, affordability is a significant factor in herbal medicine’s popularity. Using modern medicine as a treatment may be effective but incredibly expensive. Leaving some people unable to maintain the required doses for longer treatments. Sometimes, treatment can cost thousands of dollars, whereas with herbal medicine and supplements, you’d only be paying a fraction of the cost.
Fewer Side Effects
Side effects are common in both traditional herbal medicine and modern pharmaceuticals. That being said, herbal treatments often have fewer or less severe adverse effects when compared to synthetic medication. Some serious side effects remain, such as allergic reactions to herbal supplements or adverse reactions when combined with prescribed medication. For this reason, it’s best practice to let your herbalist know of any medication you are currently taking. We can provide a personalized treatment plan to mitigate the risk of combining medication and herbs. Another side effect many people fear is the risk of addiction or abuse. Herbal medicine steers clear of herbs that can be habit-forming as they’re typically used to manage a single symptom, and herbal medicine’s goal is to find the root cause of your issues.
Holistic Approach to Wellness
Herbal medicine aims to help you heal, not just manage your symptoms. Depending on each case, the treatment can involve dealing with physical, mental, and emotional issues. Herbs can be used regularly to manage acute or chronic ailments. This includes consumables in teas and supplements or topical in the form of ointments and salves. Some herbs can be taken for long periods of time in the form of tonics. Herbs can also be combined with other treatment options, such as massages or aromatherapy, to help reduce stress or anxiety and improve your mental health.
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