Herbalism is an herb, plant, or part of a plant that is used for its aroma, flavor, or therapeutic properties. On the other hand, herbal medicine products are supplements that are sold as pills, capsules, powders, teas, extracts, or as fresh or dried plants. We consume them to improve our health.
We must be very careful, most people believe that products labeled as “natural” are always safe and good for your health. This is not always true. We have to look for a reliable laboratory that actually performs the necessary laboratory tests.
Certain herbs such as CONSOLE AND EPHEDRA can cause severe damage and many others interact with the metabolism of certain medications.
Use of medicinal plants:
- Helps prevent diseases
- Cure diseases
- relieves symptoms
- Increase energy
- Helps lose weight
- Go with an expert
- We must be careful with misleading advertising
- We must check the labels of the products
- “Real life stories” are not scientific evidence
- Example: St. John’s wort can work against mild to moderate depression. However it can interact with birth control pills, antidepressants and other drugs, it can also cause side effects such as upset stomach and anxiety.
Plants are an integral medicine that contains not only the active substance but is also accompanied by other substances such as minerals, vitamins, oils, mucilage, chlorophyll, among others.
Many people believe that since they took the silver with faith, it is what made the effect, but actually FAITH is a necessary component in our daily lives.
Within the world of plants we find fast or slow action, in some cases we speak of 1 to 2 hours and in others days.
tea for gastritis nervosa
- 2 tablespoons of linden
- 2 tablespoons lemon balm
- 2 tablespoons of aloe
- 2 tablespoons mallow
Put three teaspoons of the mixture in a container, then pour a 250 ml cup of hot water, let stand for six to eight minutes, strain and drink. It is recommended to consume three cups a day after meals for three to four weeks.
Natural does not always mean safe!
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Laura Garrido, Nutritionist by profession and her friend at heart, writes to you.