What are Medicinal Herbs?

1. What are herbs?
Herbs are the highest quality food known to man containing vitamins, minerals and trace elements in natural balance and harmony.

2. Why use herbs?
It is our sincere belief that our Creator put herbs upon the earth the maintain and restore health. We believe that herbs get to the cause of health problems.

3. Are there side effects with using herbs?
No, but some people experience a cleansing action on the body when first using herbs (such as nausea, diarrhea, aches, etc.) It is this detoxifying process that helps bring the body into a state of health.

4. Do I treat herbs like drugs?
Herbs are food, not drugs. Most herbs can be taken in large quantities with no harmful side effects. Mixing herbs have less of a side effect than eating different foods together. Therefore, you can take the herbs you want to get greater health benefits. Most chemical drugs can be taken at the same time as herbs, but it is preferable to take them at different times.

5. How many herbs should I take and for how long?
"When using a new herb, begin with a recommended dosage and observe how your body reacts to it. If you do not recieve the desired result, increase or decrease dosage accordingly. When herbs are used for restoring health, dosages will need to be five-to-seven times that which is required for maintaining health. Depending, of course, on the ailment and the severity of it, approximately three months of sustained high dosage is usually required before the body is repaired. Sometimes it takes a full year of reparation to occur so that a person goes through all four seasons. the science of Homeopathy teaches that it takes one month for every year of illness for the person to REBUILD the body. " (Dr. Jack Ritchason, "The Little Herb Encyclopedia.")

6. How soon should I get results?
It is impossible to give a set answer. There are many factors involved: the severity of the problem, the person's assimilation and digestive system, the number of herbs taken, and the particular problem. However, some problems like constipation and blood sugar imbalances will usually get excellent results within a day, while someone with cancer or arthritis may not feel any difference for weeks.

7. Can I quit taking my chemical drugs?
Herbs are a slow, safe remedy. Do not ever quit taking drugs you're dependent on.  Many people have gradually decreased drug dosage and frequency with the use of herbs. Contact your physician if you have questions about the discontinuing of medication.

8. When is the best time to take herbs?
Since herbs are food, you can take them whenever you want. Most people will take them before meals so the liquid won't dilute their digestive juices. Others on a busy schedule will take them first thing in the morning and last thing at night. Some people who take their herbs after meals will experience burping. Herbs for insomnia and cleansing are mostly taken at night. Appetite depressants and blood sugar balancers are best taken 15 to 30 min before the problem hits.

Don't forget the importance of proper food & enough water.

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Bonnie Schnautz, CNHP
B Renewed Wellness Solutions