Herbal medicines are increasingly becoming the choice of most patients nowadays. The promise of preserving the natural qualities that promote a healthier method of healing different ailments contributed to the popularity of these medicines. Moreover, as these types of medicines are grown wild or can be tendered at one’s home backyard, it is cheaper as compared to manufactured medicines.
What really are herbal medicines and how do we benefit from them?
Herbal medicine is the alternative for commercially manufactured medicines, which are already made available in the market. The herbal medicine differs from modern medicines as it is produced with 100% content of natural plant extract believed to have medicinal values as effective as the modern drugs less the side effects and less the cost. There are popular herbal plants in the Philippines widely used today to treat various illnesses, which includes ampalaya, bayabas, sambong, banaba, luyang dilaw and others. These are among the approved and recommended herbal medicines of the Department of Health. Given this, there are benefits that can already be identified affirming the belief of the DOH on the effectiveness of these medicines as follows: Continue reading