Herbals are a wonderful gift, when they're used properly.  Chances are, there are folk remedies that have been passed down from generation to generation in your family.  Herbals have been used for thousands of years.  The proof is that people still exist.

There are people who are afraid of herbals.  There are people who think, because they read an article about herbals, it makes them an expert.  There is a balance.  That balance is between fear, knowledge and understanding.  Most of all that balance is you, researching and seeking answers.

Herbals should be respected, and taken with care and knowledge.

If you're seeking herbals, seek out someone who has used them, is well versed in them, and has done research.  Just because so and so is using an herbal, doesn't mean you should.  Just because a person works in a health/ herbal store, doesn't make them an expert.  Get herbal suggestions for whatever problem you have. Write it down. Research.

Guidelines when taking herbals:
  • buy the right herbal
  • the right dose (there are standard doses and how long you should take it)
  • the right time to take it
  • does it have any side effects
  • does it interfere with any medications that you're on