Herbs are in fact considered concentrated foods, and are advised as food supplement to help the body regain its vitality. They have been highly valued and used therapeutically for thousands of years for many different cultures in the world. Active ingredients present in modern drugs were initially extracted from plants, and chemically replicated by pharmaceutical companies, with not very good results, owning to many side effects due to high processing. As long as plants are in their natural state, very few of them or none, within the recommended doses will have side effects, that’s how the Universe intend them to be. In fact some of them can be taken lifelong because of their rejuvenative properties!
After an Ayurvedic consultation you will find that in fact most of the spices in your Kitchen cabinet have important therapeutic values, and can be used safely and effectively to address a health problem. Herbs are widely available at affordable prices, you can even grow them in your garden and have your own natural free herbal stock!
It is very important to follow closely the indications of your Ayurvedic Practitioner in this matter. There are two Ayurvedic affirmations that talk about this importantce of herbal recommendation.
First “Any substance in the Universe can be used through its healing properties”Second “As well as the worst poison can be purificated and transformed in to a potent medicine, the most healing substance if used wrong can bring harm or unwanted results”
Herbs most be used with responsibility, measurement and respect, they are an important part of our ecosystem, a gift from the Universe.
After a consultation your practitioner, based in the nature and severity of your ailment will make herbal suggestions as food supplements to help you regain the state of wellness.