The use of herbs is a time-honored approach to strengthening the body and treating symptoms. Herbs, however, contain active substances that can trigger side effects and interact with other herbs, supplements, or medications. For these reasons, herbs should be taken with care and only under the supervision of a practitioner knowledgeable in the field of herbal medicine. Some remedies that such a practitioner might consider based on clinical experience include:
- Natures Way www.naturesway.com
- Mediherb www.mediherb.com
In the words of MediHerb’s founder, Kerry Bone, “this is our passion at MediHerb: to unlock the healing power of plants by combining the time-honored wisdom of traditional knowledge with sound clinical experience and the rigor of scientific research. This quest can only be attained by the total commitment to quality and continuous improvement, which permeates every aspect of our endeavours. However, working with herbs to consistently manufacture high quality products is not easy as plants are naturally complex and the quality of a finished product can vary enormously, presenting MediHerb with continual challenges. These challenges are numerous, and include the inherent biological and chemical variability of herbs, the influences on quality of growing, harvesting, drying and storage, extraction of the herb, stability and the ultimate problem of defining quality in a meaningful way.”
Not all herbs contain the same levels of active constituents. Not all herbs are grown or harvested or dried or stored in the same way. Not all herb growers’, suppliers’, or manufacturers’ standards are the same and not all methods to determine quality are the same. We suggest sticking with a trusted brand such as Nature’s Way or Mediherb.