Most people these days think of herbs of something they add to food to enhance its flavour during cooking. However, for thousands of years herbs and other plants have had an essential role in the medicine of all m- asprin – was originally derived from the bark of willow. It is only in the twentieth century that, in the West at least, we have favoured mass produced man-made medicines over a more natural alternative.
Analysis of the plants used in herbal remedies has shown that they contain complex active constituents that can deliver the same benefits as the best machines. Their added benefit is that they can be absorbed more easily by the body and are far less likely to cause unwanted symptoms than synthesized chemical produced in a laboratory. In addition herbal remedies provide the user with vitamins, minerals and trace elements that contribute to overall health and well-being.
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Veterinary Herbal Medicine: Wynn, Susan G & Fougere, Barbara J. (2007)