Before modern medicine and the dawn of our industrialized civilization, people tended to seek natural remedies for wound or disease. In many climates around the world, people discovered early on the powerful medicinal properties of the plants around them.
Rubbing a medicinal plant over a wound healed and protected it from further getting it infected. Historic accounts from thousands of years ago revealed how waking teas out of certain plants were incredibly effective against even the worst digestive and respiratory ailments. In many cases, even smoking various herbs yielded undeniable benefits for physical and psychological well being.
More often than not, the effectiveness of Medicinal herbs has been mythicized, stigmatized and dismissed by the modern medical establishments. A smaller section of the medical community, naturopathic medicine, embraces the use of many traditional medicinal herbs but their costs are similar to or exceed that of conventional medicine.
In general, if someone experiences a cold, stomach ache, headache or has a hard time sleeping they don’t visit a doctor. Instead they’ll head straight to their local grocery or pharmacy and pick up an unnatural over-the-counter treatment.
If more of these people knew the natural remedies available for less money than a bag of groceries, less of them would spend thousands on doctors visits or take the risk of putting synthetic chemicals in their body.
Some of these treatments require some basic preparation while other simply entail popping a tablet and gulping it down with water. In the following pages you will learn about easy at-home herbal treatments for common, non-serious ailments. You will also find a few herbal treatments that you should not try without supervision from a certified medical professional. Note: this is not medical advice and is for educational purposes only. As with all information you see online, consult with a trusted medical professional before beginning any kind of medical treatment.