by A. Grano on March 9th, 2010 at 7:00 am
The last time you or your child got a cold, couldn’t sleep, or had some other health issue, where did you turn? If you’re one of the masses, you may have gone natural! A study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 1 in 9 U.S. kids use alternative medicine – not including vitamins – with herbal remedies being the most popular form of natural medicine used by both adults and those under 18.
No longer viewed as a secondary or inferior form of treating and preventing illness, natural medicine is growing in popularity for both parents and anyone seeking safe, effective solutions to almost any health concern.
Like many parents, you may want your children on as few chemicals and additives as possible. Herbal remedies are a safe and effective choice to address a wide range of health issues. Still not convinced? Below we clarify 4 of the most common misconceptions behind herbal remedies.
4 Common Misconceptions about Herbal & Homeopathic Medicine
- Safety: Despite frequent reports that they are ‘unproven’ and ‘untested’, the opposite is actually true. Active clinical research is carried out by many academic hospitals and universities to support the extensive traditional and empirical evidence and history of use behind natural medicines.
- Effectiveness: Contrary to common perception, and provided that they are manufactured in the correct way, natural medicines can work quickly and safely to promote healing. In many cases, they can succeed where pharmaceutical drugs have failed.
- Purpose: While most conventional medicines work only to treat symptoms, natural medicine strives to create holistic balance in the body to support systemic health, relieve ailments, AND prevent future disease.
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