What are Herbal Remedies?

Using herbal remedies to help facilitate healing is the traditional practice of using medicinal plants as an alternative to pharmaceuticals. Herbal remedies have been around a long time, longer than Western medicine.




Humanity has been using herbal medicines and remedies since the beginning of time; over 60,000 years ago. Indigenous people have used them to heal, treat, and even cure certain medical conditions and ailments.

Herbal healing is the traditional practice of using medicinal plants as an alternative to pharmaceuticals and using specific medicinal plants to treat certain ailments.


Methods of using herbs can including;


Benefits

  • The practice of studying plants and their medicinal properties to use as a means for preventative health as well as optimizing overall function of the bodily systems.

  • Using herbal medicine is a much safer and gentler approach to healing.

  • Unlike drugs they provide a much subtler effect than pharmaceuticals.

  • Herbal healing requires a more intuitive approach, listening to the body and its needs. Using herbs to heal takes time and consistency to receive their true benefits. This approach has relatively no side effects when used properly.

  • Unlike pharmaceutical drugs, herbs heal at the root cause rather than using the band-aid approach as drugs do.



Drug Interactions


Everyone responds to herbs differently but there are only a few cautions you have to be aware of. Herbs can and will react with some medications and it is advised if you are pregnant or taking medications to consult with doctor/naturopathic before introducing new herbs. The idea of taking herbs as an alternative to pharmaceuticals is that we can tapper off our medications and transition into a more natural approach to health and wellness through medicinal herbal. Here at Renewal Wellness we offers RN Herbalist consultations where you can sit down with Mike Schmidt, RN and explore different natural alternatives and get guidance in transitioning to a more natural healing regimen. Learn about making the switch with botanical remedies and start detoxing your body of toxins and truly healing at the root of your sufferings.


How Long Do I Take An Herbal Remedy?


When using herbs as a remedy to treat an ailment the process is relatively longer than taking a drug. A drug has an immediate effect whereas herbs need time to work within the body. Keeping in mind that the immediate effect of taking a drug has many consequences in the body that we might not be aware of.

  • Herbs require dosing many times a day for a period of time. The more you take an herb the more effective it works in the body.

  • For example: when taking CBD internally it may take days or weeks to truly start feeling a difference. The more you introduce the herb to the body the more your body will react to it and work to heal at the root.

Side Effects?

  • Herbal healing has little to no side effects when using properly.

  • Herbs can and will react with some medications and it is advised if you are pregnant or taking medications to consult with doctor/nephropathy before introducing new herbs.

Can I take too much?

  • Depending on the herb, there are possibilities of taking too much.

  • Overdosing with a drug and an herb are quite different. Overdosing a drug can be fatal but in most cases with overdosing with safe medicinal herbs leads to uncomfortable symptoms such as diarrhea, headache, nausea and vomiting.

Does CBD show up on drug tests?

  • Depending on the type of CBD product you may or may not pass a drug test

  • Full Spectrum products have all the medicinal compounds from cannabis plant including THC which will up on a drug test.

  • There are CBD products that do not contain THC and these products include Broad Spectrum and Isolates.

  • Broad Spectrum refers to products that have all the medicinal compounds from the cannabis plant except for the THC. molecule, meaning this product will not show up on a drug test.

  • Isolates refers to products that have only the single CBD molecule from the cannabis plant, which also does not show up on a drug test.

  • For a rule of thumb, products that contain THC will show up on drug test. However products that do not contain THC will not show up on a drug test.

  • Drug tests simply test specifically and only the one medicinal compound...THC.

  • As far as other herbs that do not contain cannabis, they will not show up on any drug tests.

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