Herbal remedies have been utilized as food and medicine for several thousand years.The development of patentable pharmaceuticals has pushed herbal remedies to the curb, but recently they are again becoming more popular due to the numerous side effects associated with modern pharmaceuticals. Also many are benefiting from using these natural substances from the earth to promote optimal health.
General modern drugs are designed to work quickly to promptly address the signs and symptoms especially for life threatening situations. In order to do so they are designed to be more potent and with potency comes increased side effects. Alternately by using herbs it may take days, weeks, or even months to elicit effects, but they will do so with minimal side effects. This allows the body to make the changes needed to improve its functioning.