There are major advantages to using alternative medicines other than an alternate way of taking medications. They are highly effective for fatigue, pain, and stress and other types of ailments. There are many illnesses herbal remedies can take care of if you know which ones to take. They are not drugs; they are a food for the body.
Herbal remedies are foods that augment your body's immune system. They can help with all kinds of ailments such as weight loss, rashes, and skin problems. Alternative medicines are herbs from Western, Chinese, and Ayurvedic healing. Each herb or healing plant has properties or chemicals in them that augment the body's cells, enzymes, and other fluids that keep the body healthy.
Healing herbs can help with digestive problems, acne and other skin problems, kidney, heart, and liver problems. Whatever the ailment there is an herb to help the body heal. Sometimes the body just needs a helping hand in the form of alternative medicines or herbs that supplement the body's natural healing powers. Using alternative medicines are easy to do when you do a little research about how the herb can help your body keep you healthy. What the body doesn't use is flushed out of the body.
There are many people who say herbs can't help with cancers or major heart or kidney problems, but they are the one who don't use the healing herbs. If you have heart problems you can take hawthorn berry to help strengthen the heart. To keep colds and flus away during the winter months you can start taking elder berry or elder flowers to strengthen the immune system.
The key to using alternative medicines is to catch the disease, virus, or illness before it become a full-fledged illness. Taking healing herbs to keep the body's immune system strong should be done on a daily bases. Again, healing herbs aren't drugs; you need to continually take them to augment your body to keep illness away. Herbs are just like food, you eat it, digest it, you get hungry, and eat again. Herbs are used up by the body the same as food it used. To keep illness away, you need to keep taking the healing herbs until the ailment is passed.
The rule of thumb for an ailment is take healing herbs for every month you've have the ailment. For example if you've had acne for 10 years, then take calendula for 10 months to heal your skin completely. One dose is not going to heal your skin. Most people don't understand herbs are used up by your body and have to be replaced, so the healing process can continue. In some cases, that particular herb may not work for you, so you try another herb with the same properties.
All people are different and have different body chemistry. Not all herbs will work for all people, but there are alternative medicines that have the same properties that will work for you.