Herbal remedies have a long tradition outside conventional medicine. Early references from Ancient Chinese and Egyptian writings go far back as 3000 years BC. During 19th Century, scientists started to extract and modify the active ingredients from plants. Willow Bark to Aspirin is a classic demonstration. Then scientists started making their own synthetic versions. At the moment WHO estimates 80% of the world’s population rely on herbal medicines.
However, be careful careful when using herbal remedies. If you suffer from any medical conditions e.g. diabetes, it’s best to research any herb you intend to take. E.g. Parsley – can create problems with pregnancy, Comfrey – is implicated in liver problems. Let your doctor know if you are taking any herbs as there may be contraindications.