Herbal medicine has been around for centuries. It is believed to be even older than agriculture or writing, has been practiced by every culture all around the world, and is how modern pharmaceuticals began.
The main focus of herbal remedies is to address the underlying core cause of the illness. The therapeutic medicine is extracted from plants. Today’s over the counter medications are also derived from plants. Although, they undergo a chemical process that causes them to have more side effects than natural herbal remedies.
Herbal remedies are proven to be safer to use than over the counter medication. But you need to make sure you chose the brand carefully. Some companies that sell herbal supplements use a chemical process to extract the ingredients. Taking those supplements can cause you to have more adverse side effects. Healthy Moms is proud to announce a partnership with Native Remedies, all natural herbal and holistic supplements. Native Remedies uses a safer approach when extracting their ingredients for their herbal supplements.
Their website states,
“You may have heard the term ‘standardized’ extract used in relation to herbal remedies, but do you know what this means?
Many companies have begun manufacturing herbal remedies using a process of extraction whereby harsh chemicals are employed to extract the active ingredients of medicinal herbs.
You will recognize these extracts by the usage of the words ‘standardized’ extract on the labels. This method of manufacturing is often cited as being more scientific and able to produce a superior product with controlled and guaranteed amounts of active ingredients in each product.
Contrary to these claims, this process is not approved by the manufacturers of holistic medicines. One of the reasons is that the process of extracting so-called ‘active ingredients’ and isolating them from the rest of the herb is one that has resulted in an increase in side effects, as the herb in this way loses its natural ability to protect against side effects.
In addition, many manufacturers use all parts of the plants to create standardized extracts, whereas herbalists know that only certain parts of some herbs should be used.
In the case of Ginkgo Biloba, for example, it is well known that the seeds of this plant are poisonous and can cause seizures and that only the leaves should be used. Standardized extracts of Ginkgo Biloba have been associated with the risk of seizure in some trials.
The most recent example of the dangers of using this manufacturing process includes the development of liver toxicity from using Kava Kava extract, an herb which has been safely used for hundreds of years!
It must also be added that this process of extraction requires the use of harsh chemicals and solvents, traces of which are difficult to remove completely from the final product.
To us, it makes little sense for companies to go the natural route, while being unable to guarantee that their product is free of contamination with chemicals known to be harmful to health!
Unlike many so-called natural remedies manufactured according to the methods described above, at Native Remedies, we avoid standardized extracts completely and use the Full Spectrum method of extraction, which is recommended by all the authoritative Materia Medica dealing with herbal medicine.
This helps us to maintain the integrity, balance and therapeutic effect of herbs with the least risk of side effects or harm to your health!”
Along with maintaining a healthy diet, exercise and taking a daily multivitamin, using herbal supplements can help maintain your health. Everyone is unique and we all have different health needs. Using herbs on a daily basis can help you deal with emotional issues and stress, have a more restful night’s sleep, aid in weight loss, help with allergies or heal just about any ailment that life throws at you.
Herbs are also safe for children and teens. With regular use herbal remedies can help with common childhood problems such as coping with ADHD, mood swings and teen depression, Asperger’s and childhood anxiety.
Please visit the Healthy Moms Store for more information on herbal remedies and how they can benefit you and your family.
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