For centuries, herbs have been used for cold and flu treatment. These herbs have been known for their infection fighting abilities, anti-inflammatory properties, and throat-soothing effects. The recipes and instructions in Carol’s Natural Health and Herbal Remedies are practical and easy to apply for the entire family.
No reliable evidence that herbal remedies can treat, prevent or cure cancer
There is no reliable evidence to support the use of herbal medicines for treating, preventing or curing cancer. You should always consult your health care provider before starting a new herbal medicine program. The effects of herbal medicine are often not as powerful as those of conventional medicines. In addition, there are many risks and side effects associated with their use.
Although herbal remedies can have a variety of effects, the most important thing to know is that there is no reliable evidence to support the use of any particular remedy for cancer. There are many natural substances that are toxic and carcinogenic. Herbal medicines have varying effects on the body depending on the person taking them and any medications they are taking. You should do your own research before starting a new program and always talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of different herbs.
Unstandardized products contain illegal substances
It is important to know that unstandardized herbal products can contain illegal substances. In addition, they may not list all the ingredients on their labels. To avoid falling victim to scams, you should read the ingredients list of every herbal product you buy. This will ensure you’re not wasting money on unregulated products.
St John’s Wort can interact with prescription medications
While St John’s wort can be an effective treatment for many conditions, it can also interact with other medications. It can make other medications less effective and increase the likelihood of adverse reactions. Because of this, it is important to consult with your healthcare provider before taking this herbal supplement.
St John’s wort is not recommended for use during pregnancy or while nursing. It can cause birth defects and may cause colic and listlessness in nursing infants. It may also cause psychosis in people with schizophrenia. Additionally, it may interfere with surgical procedures. Because of the potential for interactions, it is best to stop using St John’s wort two weeks before a procedure.
Organic sources of herbs are contaminated with glyphosate
The herbicide glyphosate has been found in a number of fresh foods, cereals, and other foods. While it is unlikely to affect human health, trace amounts of glyphosate have been found in some products. In a recent report by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, 1.3 percent of the tested products had residue levels above the Maximum Residue Limit (MRL) of Health Canada. Despite the high levels of glyphosate, the report found that none of the tested products were considered unsafe for human consumption. The report did not name the brand names of the products, so it is difficult to know for certain whether a product is safe.
Glyphosate contamination is widespread in many foods, but there are several steps that consumers can take to minimize their exposure to the herbicide. The first step is identifying which products may contain glyphosate. It is not a good practice to use pesticides on your own food. Instead, try to purchase organically grown foods. Not only will it reduce your risk of glyphosate exposure, but it will also promote the reduction of agricultural chemicals in the food supply.
TCM aims to restore the balance of your Qi
In TCM, the life force or Qi flows through channels in your body, known as meridians. Each meridian corresponds to a specific part of your body, and a healthy flow of Qi keeps your body healthy and balanced. Acupuncture, diet, and herbal remedies are all used to promote proper Qi flow and balance.
Massage therapy is another way to promote the health of your body. TCM massages can improve muscle recovery and injury prevention. The massage practices rooted in TCM go back thousands of years. There are ancient medical texts from pre-dynastic China that show that practitioners used massage to relieve common aches and pains. Deep tissue massage can decrease muscle tension and reduce the body’s stress response. It may even enhance athletic performance. Some massages also incorporate mind-body techniques, such as deep breathing and visualization.