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    Herbs Myth or Fact

    Sometimes I am weary of herbs as a means for a cure. I say this because most herbalist do not have any true scientific evidence concerning their acclaimed results. Anyone have any thoughts on this?

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    Re: Herbs Myth or Fact

    I've heard some herbs are excellent remedy for some diseases but never been in a situation myself so not quite sure to be honest.

    May be someone else would know

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    Re: Herbs Myth or Fact

    Well I believe that herbs can be used for certain cleansing proceedures like detoxing, but to say that it actually makes the thyroid change its metabolic rate is hard to swallow.

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    I think people sometimes forget where most drugs come from - its the same plants that others use as 'herbs'. the main problem with medicinal herbs is that it is not distributed based on scientific evidence.
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    Re: Herbs Myth or Fact

    Quote Originally Posted by Wilber
    I think people sometimes forget where most drugs come from - its the same plants that others use as 'herbs'. the main problem with medicinal herbs is that it is not distributed based on scientific evidence.
    A valid point, Wilber. Not every society is as "developed" as Western countries in terms of pharmaceutical advances and the use of herbs in their raw state is far more prevalent in some parts of the world. Just because we make them into pills and put a label on them doesn't mean they're not from a plant in the first place.

    That said, you do need to be sensible and look into any product claims/research thoroughly to make an informed decision. I think every avenue should at least be explored, whether standard or alternative, rather than immediately discarded.

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    Re: Herbs Myth or Fact

    There are many herbs that have great medicinal importance, and many (in fact majority) of the drugs are derived from herbs only. The myths exist because there are some "local notions" in almost every area for a particular problem. If the specified herbs do not work for some individuals, they are not considered a good option. Whereas, the truth is, the herbs never tell you whether to use them or not, it is the "misguided notion" that might lead to an ineffective herb. Therefore, it is better to use herbs with some expert advice only.

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    Re: Herbs Myth or Fact

    Alice, do you by chance know which herbs have an applicable importance to thyroid cures or prevention or are you just assuming that there are generally?

 

 

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