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Herbs and Herbalism


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For over 5000 years herbs have played a vital role in health care and well-being. Much of Chinese medicine, even today, is based on herbs and herbalism. Modern (or Western) herbalism stems from a variety of sources. American folklore and tradition have played a major role.

Today, almost all drugs and over-the-counter remedies rely on herbalism in some way. Whether they serve weight loss purposes like Sensa or promote overall health, many treatments are synthetic-compounds of naturally occurring substances. (Drug companies are always striving to duplicate nature!)

Herbs are used to provide the body with the ideal environment to promote health and self-healing. Some herbs may be taken on a daily basis for overall good health; while others are added in times of poor health to strengthen a body system.