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Herbal medicine

HERBAL MEDICINE WHAT IS IT? HISTORY YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

Herbal medicines have been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years and in many countries are still used in mainstream medicine. However, with the development of chemical drugs over the last century, the medical and healthcare professions mostly disregarded herbal medicines. This was despite many popular manufactured drugs being originally based on ingredients synthesised from plants.

Today, however, as more and more people are looking for safe, natural alternatives to chemical based drugs, plant based medicines are proving increasingly popular.

Here we explain how herbal medicines work, their history and answer some of the most frequently asked questions about herbal medicines.