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A note to the readers

This ebook covers all the necessary details on natural cures, mainly herbal natural cure. Whatever you want to know on the subject, you will get all the information in this ebook. After you finish reading the ebook, you will discover so many facts on herbs and herbal cures, which you were unaware of, until you read this ebook and also a lot of wrong notions you might have had, will be eradicated. Also, read the ebook carefully as it contains a lot of valuable information, which you can apply in your everyday life.

This is an educative piece of information, yet adequate effort has been made to make as much reader-friendly as possible.

Happy reading!

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • A note to the readers                                         2
  • Conventional Cures VS Natural Herbal Cure. 4
  • The Alternative Cure Advantage.                     7
  • Natural Herbs                                                     15
  • Herbology.                                                           25
  • Alternative Natural Herbal Cures                     28
  • Herbal Medicine Cures.                                     30
  • Chinese Herbal Medicine.                                 34
  • Different Types of Herbal Medicine.                38
  • Herbal Diet Supplements.                                 43
  • Advantages of Herbal Diet Supplements.      48
  • Are Their Any Side Effects To Natural Cures?. 56
  • Ayurveda.                                                             58
  • Natural Skin Remedies.                                      63
  • Herbal Acne Remedies.                                     65
  • Natural herbal recipe.                                         68

Conventional Cures VS Natural Herbal Cure

According to the American Medical Association Journal, over 100,000 Americans die in hospitals every year due to side effects from regularly prescribed medications. Throughout America, a huge amount of medication is prescribed on a daily basis. The medical community openly acknowledges that fact that it does not have any cure for several common diseases that affect people.

Most allopathic medicines have side effects that can range from mild to severe. The reason for this is that most of these chemicals have certain toxic properties. This is why there have been so many prescription drugs that got pulled from the market after enjoying several years of FDA approval.

The sad thing is that very few doctors nowadays bother to inform patients about possible side effects due to close and cozy relationships with the pharmaceutical industries.

Half of the truth is that pharmaceutical companies will only tell doctors as much as they want to and not reveal the complete picture. Therefore, the doctors are not completely to blame because they cannot warn patients against side effects of chemicals they are not aware of.

The trouble is that the business is so profitable is that these medicine manufacturers are more concerned with profits and FDA approval rather than the overall effect on the patients.

This is one reason why several doctors are now beginning to recommend complementary alternative treatments, like herbal therapies and medicines.

Here are some interesting facts:

  • The total amount of annual profits made by pharmaceutical companies through the sale of drugs in the United States alone is over $100 billion
  • More than 25% of all prescription drugs available contain plant derivatives
  • More than 80,000 types of plants are used all over the world for medicinal purposes
  • Over 75% of the global population depends on herbal remedies for regular treatment

There are several choices available for people who are looking for alternative remedies, including Acupuncture, Yoga, Qigong, Tai chi, Ayurveda, hydrotherapy, massage therapy, homeopathy, energy medicines, holistic approaches, and aromatherapy. In fact, the number of herbal remedies available for different ailments equals (if not exceeds) the number of regular drug treatments provided by pharmaceutical companies.

The point is that prevention always was and always will be better than any cure, mainstream or alternative. The advantage of herbal remedies is that they move an individual towards a lifestyle more geared toward prevention and cure in the early stages of any affliction.

Pharmaceutical drugs work only after the problem has developed they do not try to prevent problems because then the manufacturing companies would go into a loss.

This is where herbal remedies leave the mainstream drugs behind. This is also the reason why so many people are daily turning to herbal therapies.

Herbal remedies treat the cause of the disease and not the symptoms (like conventional drugs). Herbal remedies also have almost no side effects.

The Alternative Cure Advantage

Alternative medicine believes that natural health is a consequence of a variety of different sources coming together. Thus it chooses the best from various options available, in order to provide good health. It does so by building the strong points, preventing the weak ones, and generally dictating a lifestyle that is naturally healthy. Alternative medicine branches that promote natural good health include herbalism, natural hygiene, naturotherapy, and nutripathy. Nowadays it has become common to provide these, as complementary therapies to conventional methods of treatment. Terms like alternative medicine and natural health always seem to get associated with the Far East. It should be noted that most of the core concepts behind natural health are of European origin.

In the old age, the only health care that was available to the common man was self care. While medical science existed in a very rudimentary state, it was by no means as prolific as it is today. Most of the “doctors” in that era were referred to as “folk healers” (people who heal other people) and their medical qualification was nothing more than a short apprenticeship under some sort of superior.

At the time of the Revolutionary War, practicing the art of medicinal healing was looked upon as a diversion, something to dabble in when you had time to spare. It was supposed to be something that an individual did when not doing a regular job. Folk remedies were handed down from one generation to the next. Men and women who had learned these remedies simply applied them to everyday life like their predecessors. In this way, matters like childbirth, injuries, and illness were taken care of.

Geographical distance and biological diversity naturally made these folk remedies different in different places. So, while the roots of such healing can be traced to Europe, once they had been adapted to the Americas, they were not so readily recognizable.

In 1830, Frances Wright and other reformers and activists started the Popular Health Movement. This was a period when advances in medical science were forcing contemporary doctors to think in terms that would have been sacrilegious to their elders. Frustrated by these new developments, proponents of the Popular Health Movement sought to enforce the usage of older methods into the practice of modern medical professionals. While some good has resulted (in the long run and with the help of understanding provided by modern research), it has to be admitted that the Popular Health Movement also caused some medical blunders.

Some natural health concepts that arose as a result of the Popular Health Movement are: Hydrotherapy, Herbalism, Eclectic Medicine, and Natural Hygiene.

Thomsonianism is one of the earliest approaches to modern western herbalism and it was founded by Samuel Thompson around the year 1820.

The Association of Eclectic Physicians, an organization of herbals doctors, was found in Wooster Beech.

At its very height, eclecticism was practiced by over twenty thousand qualified doctors in the United States. By 1939, medical schools were being largely influenced by philanthropists, and when these schools failed to support eclecticism, it slowly died out.

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