the thousands of plant species growing throughout the world have medicinal uses,
containing active constituents that have a direct action on the body. They are
used in both herbal and conventional medicine and offer benefits that
pharmaceutical drugs often lack, helping to combat illness and support the
body’s efforts to regain good health.
The human body is much better suited to treatment with herbal remedies than with
isolated chemical medicines. We have evolved side-by-side with plants over tens
of thousands of years and our digestive system and physiology as a whole are
geared to digesting and utilising plant based foods, which often have a
medicinal value as well as providing sustenance.
The dividing line between “foods” and “medicines”
may not always be clear.
Are lemons, papayas, onions and oats foods or medicines? The answer, very
simply, is that they are both.
Lemon improves resistance to infection
Papaya is taken in some parts of the world to
Onion relieves bronchial infection
Oats support convalescence
Indeed, herbal medicine comes into its own when
the distinction between foods and medicines are removed. Though we might eat a
bowl of porridge, oblivious to the medicinal benefits, it will, nonetheless,
increase stamina, help the nervous system to function correctly, provide a good
supply of B vitamins and maintain regular bowel function.
Improving the quality of the diet is often an essential starting point in
sustaining or regaining good health. The saying “You are what you eat” is, by
and large, true. Herbal medicines not only provide nutrients, but also
strengthens and supports the action of the digestive system, speeding up the
rate of processing food and improving the absorption of nutrients.
From the earliest times herbs have been prized for their healing properties.
Today we still rely on the curative properties of plants in about 75% of our
medicines. Many of the thousands of plant species growing throughout the world
have medicinal uses, containing active constituents that have a direct action on
the body. Despite the dramatic advances and advantages of conventional
medicine, it is clear that herbal medicine has much to offer. We tend to forget
that in all but the last fifty years or so, humans have relied almost entirely
on plants to treat all manner of illnesses, from minor problems such as coughs
and colds to life-threatening diseases such as tuberculosis and malaria. Today,
herbal remedies are coming back into prominence and often complements
conventional treatments, providing safe, well-tolerated remedies for chronic
"Natural" isn't a synonym for "Safe"!
A herb is not a “magic bullet” with a single
action, but a complex natural medicine composed of many active constituents that
work on different body systems. By combining scientific research into active
constituents with clinical observation and traditional knowledge of the whole
plant, we have developed a rounded picture of each herb’s range of medicinal
Most commonly used herbs are extremely safe to use, but some plants can produce
side-effects and, like all medicines, herbal remedies must be treated with
respect. Keep in mind that “natural” isn’t a synonym for “safe”. It is essential
to take or use certain plants only under the guidance of a well-trained
practitioner to avoid adverse consequences. When herbal medicine is used
correctly, however, the chances of developing a serious side-effect are remote.
PhytoSun herbal remedies
PhytoSun, in conjunction with their nutriceutical
division - Greenwood Laboratories, have developed a range of herbal formulas
that are 100% natural, safe and effective. In addition to herbal complexes we
also have a range of mother tinctures, some of which are organically grown.
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