The Positive Side Effects of Herbal Medicine

Herbal Medicine works.   That is why it has been used for thousands of years, and why it is the source for most of our modern pharmaceuticals.  It works even better today than it ever has because in the past knowledge of most plants stayed local.  Now it is much easier to share information. And modern chemistry gives us an understanding of how molecules in the plants interact with the biochemistry of humans to promote good health.   Herbal medicine is modern, scientific medicine with deep roots in the ancient past.

Because of this we are now in the middle of an herbal medicine renaissance.  The famed Cleveland Clinic, one of the world’s leading hospitals, recently added Chinese Herbal Medicine to it’s system of core approaches.

Herbal medicine is better than ever!  Use it for:

  • Boosting your energy
  • Helping you sleep
  • Keeping you calm
  • Easing aches and pains in joints or muscles
  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Regulating blood sugar/insulin and reducing the craving for sugar
  • Stopping or shortening colds and the flu
  • Easing anxiety
  • Boosting Libido
  • Boosting Immunity
  • Healing enlarged prostate
  • Dental Health Improvement/healing gingivitis
  • Lowering Cholesterol
  • Ending Kidney stones!
  • Stopping Infections
  • Easing menstrual discomfort
  • Speeding recovery from injuries
  • Helping weight loss
  • Increasing memory and concentration
  • Boosting Vitality and sense of well-being
  • Aids for meditation/concentration/spirituality
  • Better dream recall
  • and much more!

Herbal medicine is the medicine of positive side effects.  Let’s say tried Ginger tea because you heard that Ginger was good for nausea or car sickness. You find that it works almost instantly.  Your nausea vanishes!   But other good things also happen, what I call the positive side effects of herbal medicine.  If used daily soon your digestion would improve.  And according to recent scientific studies, your memory would improve.  Regular use of ginger improves concentration, learning and memory!

That’s not all.  Any achy joints you have would start to feel better with regular use, because Ginger is a great help for joint pain.  You would catch fewer colds as ginger is antibacterial and antiviral.  And If you have a chill ginger will warm you right up, especially with a little cinnamon.

Ginger has been proven in double blind studies to lower cholesterol!  How Could Ginger do so many things?   Because every plant contains thousands of molecules, and many of those molecules are useful for the body and promote the body’s ability to heal itself.  Plants are extremely complex.  Many mainstream medicines contain molecules originally discovered  in plants.  Regular daily use of an herb keeps these molecular substances constantly circulating in the body and they will dramatically improve your health.

“A cup of tea a day would starve the apothecary”  Chinese proverb.

 It’s easy on your wallet.  Fresh ginger root will keep for months if properly stored. Dried Ginger will keep for years if well stored.  It’s delicious.  What more could you want?  That’s why Ginger has been used as a medicine for thousands of years.

There are many herbs like Ginger, that heal the body in many areas at once.  That’s the ‘positive side effects’ of herbal medicine.

But not everyone can take a lot of Ginger.  There some contraindications for using it on a daily basis.  If one tends to be flushed and warm then Ginger is not the right herb for you.  It could make you feel even more warm.  So call a good herbalist if you have a serious problem.  The American Herbalist Guild has a list of herbalists in your area.  You can find them at this website.

Or Email me: Robert@herbalurbanist.com.  I’m in NYC and can talk with you about improving your health the natural way, an effective way, and in a way that takes you out into nature, into the remarkable world of plants.  Salud!