Chinese HerbsNowadays, popularity of herbal medicine and various herbal remedies is strongly increasing. Many people choose natural treatments for many diseases and chronic conditions, including some types of cancer, asthma, arthritis and others.

The advantages of herbal remedies include the following issues:

•    Herbal remedies are relatively not expensive and less aggressive type of treatment than traditional medicine.
•    Overwhelming majority of herbal remedies is available in our pharmacies and drugstores without prescription.
•    In some cases, herbal medicines and remedies can be more effective and beneficial than traditional pharmaceuticals.
•    As a rule, possible side effects of taking herbal remedies are softer than the ones after taking traditional chemical medicines.

At the same time, there are also some disadvantages of using herbal remedies which must be considered by everyone who is trying to make a choice between using traditional and natural medicines:

•    It usually takes some time to receive positive effects of taking one or another herbal remedy.
•    Herbal remedies usually contain several ingredients, that is why you must be sure that all of them are safe and curative for your particular situation.
Korean Herbs•    Some herbal remedies have certain negative side effects, which can reveal themselves months or even years later after taking the remedy.
•    Herbal medicine industry is less controlled and regulated by the government than pharmaceutical industry, therefore, a risk to receive low quality product is a little higher.

Humanity has been developing, producing and enjoying the benefits of herbal remedies for thousands of years, but the fact that herbal medicines can potentially be harmful to our health condition is usually not emphasized enough. That is why it is absolutely essential to consult your doctor before making up your mind to use one or another herbal remedy.

Author Info: Hi! My name is Carla and I am a 5th year medical student at HYMS. I am interested in alternative medicine and I have done months researching the topic of herbal medicine. Besides, I like interviewing people and learning more about their experiences with one or another type of herbal treatments. I am willing to contribute to this site with my knowledge, and I would be happy to help you out to the best of my ability with any specific questions or problems related to alternative medicine.

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