Herbal Remedies Of The 21st Century

With the various unknown ways that our foods are manufactured, it seems that the more natural, the safer it is for consuming. The same goes for our medicines. A lot of people find health expenses costly, and as long as they can delay that necessary trip to their physicians, they will seek relief in easy to find solutions at home.  

Common Natural Remedies

Ascorbic acid has long been believed to be helpful in boosting immune systems. Despite the humble evidence to this, Vitamin C has long been hailed as the leader in preventing the common cold that has long plagued the human race. And while there are people who do not mind taking the supplements, others would prefer to take their Vitamin Cs the natural way by eating more fruits. There is good logic in this and science also supports it. Even doctors would recommend that you take your vitamins through your food because nutrients are more potent from those compared to supplements.

There are more than 30 species of lavender but all of these have been traditionally accepted for millennia as a way to treat anxiety. The good news for lavender is that enough studies have been conducted to test its properties and these have proven that it does work to alleviate related conditions. Use of lavender as an essential oil is so common that it can be purchased almost anywhere.  

Cannabis for Medical Use

Unlike lavender, cannabis plants have not been as fortunate in being accepted in the mainstream. Cannabis, or marijuana, has long been used by humans for medicinal purposes. It was not until the 20th century that the use and mere possession of marijuana was made illegal in the United States. Today, marijuana is legal not just for medical use but also for recreational purposes in states like Michigan, where several marijuana dispensaries in Kalamazoo can be found.

It’s not hard to understand why the use of marijuana is so popular when even the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes that overdosing on it is significantly doubtful. You would be more likely to die from activities you might perform while under the influence of the drug. Clinical studies have even been done for marijuana and cancer patients due to the testimonies over the decades that claim its efficacy against cancer. These studies have found that while it is not a cure for cancer, it does help in soothing patients in several ways although there are indeed other available drugs that can offer the same results.
Up to a certain extent, our grandmothers’ old remedies may have helped us from time to time in our past. But this doesn’t always mean those are what cured us. What works for us may not work for others, no matter how many times we experience positive results. Today, we must also see that the herbal remedies we are turning to are backed by actual research, so that we know how much to take and when to take these medicines. We must take advantage of the science we have acquired in the 21st century and the knowledge from real experts not just found on the internet.