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Herbal plants are as effective if not more in treating medical disorders. Herbal plants can do therapeutic marvels. But within limits, since they do not necessarily treat or serve as alternative medications for life-threatening illnesses. Drugs do serve their purpose as a complement to herbal plants’ effects.
Herbal plants when used as herbal treatments works best if used to heal the entire body and get to the source of physical and emotional imbalance not just treating symptoms. Although to get this kind of result, you need to consider a number of factors such as diet, lifestyle, environment, mental attitude and others. Some herbal plants are used for long-term treatment. The results may not manifest instantly but the resulting deeper healing would be worth the wait. Herbal plants are also more effective if used in preventing or keeping you from getting sick.
A number of herbal plants contain many natural compounds that complement one another and create different therapeutic results when used together. Medical science could not exactly explain how these compounds brought results and what these compounds in herbal pants really are. Some herbal plants have the ability to regulate the body upon as if on their own discretion. For instance, ginger can raise or lower blood pressure, depending on what the individual needs at the moment to bring the blood pressure to a healthy level. Some herbal plants do more than clear up immediate symptoms; they also function to renew strength and vitality. Take for example marshmallows. This herb does not only strengthen the digestive system they improve the function of your immune and relieve stomach distress as well. The reason for their effectiveness is that herbal plants are thought to contain hundreds of active compounds that somehow combine or act ‘synergistically’ to produce effects greater than when it is alone. Take this case as an example, researchers extracted silymarin from herbal plants called milk thistle years ago that is used in pharmaceutical drug to treat liver damage. But years later, German scientists learned that another compound found in milk thistle called betaine hydrocholoride which could be equally essential. Another example is the herbal plants Echinacea which are known for their ability to enhance immunity. The complex carbohydrates from these herbal plants are believed to be the reason for its effectiveness and were extracted to create a drug. But later, German researchers discovered that these herbal plants have other compounds that can help improve immunity.