Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Welcome!

Welcome to my new blog, Healthy Herbal Living. The purpose of this blog is to examine the plants and extracts used to treat common ailments and assess whether the claims made by herbalists can always be trusted.

We all know that herbal remedies have been used for thousands of years, and that many modern synthetic medicines have been developed as a result of isolating the active ingredients from plants.

Herbal medicine is still referred to as complimentary medicine. This means that in most countries, herbal extracts can be sold without having to pass the often stringent requirements and assays that synthetic drugs must undergo before licensing. Nevertheless, many herbs and their extracts have been shown over centuries to have positive effects againt some conditions, and many herbal extracts are effective for a wide range of problems.

In this blog I will try to provide information about the herbs commonly used, such as their natural habitat, appearance, history of use, active chemicals and ailments they are used to treat.

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