Perhaps its due to the limited exposure we have to plants which are limited to the garden variety which look pleasant, smell nice or are available at your neighborhood garden shop, people have a hard time imagining how powerful these pharmacies of nature can be. Let’s consider the following:
Luckily for us, the plant world has been extensively studied and herbal medicines are a result of thousands of years of documented research and trials. In the modern society there has been a trend to discredit herbs and instances of rare negative occurrences are giving the entire field a bad name.
Below is a list of some of the shining stars in the herbal world making their mark in modern medical journals, but the treasure trove of herbs extends far beyond:
Ayurveda - the original science that outlines the use of herbs and food as medicine is gaining recognition in the modern world and is bringing the power of these herbs to the people. It is an exciting time for the entire planet - plants and humans :)