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In less developed countries hallucinogens are the favored medicines. This is because sickness and death are viewed as being a consequence of interference from the spirit world, rather than being induced physically or organically.
A voluntary code of ethics has been proposed and advertising would enlist the help of retailers in avoiding the sort of advertising that preys on people desperate for help. Such regulations offers a middle ground on which herbal medicines can stand.
It is far less costly and more satisfying to make your own remedies with homegrown herbs picked right from your garden. You can combine herbs to fit your own needs and tastes and make just the amounts you need. Furthermore, one can guarantee the purity of the herbs since you would know they had not been treated with any toxic chemicals.
Preventive health measures are important while providing care for another person. These include immunization, all the regularly scheduled check-ups, and recommended screenings, telling your doctor you are a caregiver and talking to him/her if you are feeling depressed or nervous.
Commercially prepared herb tea bags contain only about one-seventh (1/7) the amount of herbs per pint of water as fresh from the garden herbs.
Many herbalists will tell you the only sure way to know that your herbs are clean and free of poisons is to grow them yourself.
Typically, a pharmacognosist is interested in isolating and describing the active ingredients, or bioactive molecules, of plants.
There are many people who regard herbal healing as superstitious based, antiquated or hocus-pocus.
Each meal aims to cover all six tastes: sweet, sour, salty, pungent, astringent and bitter. Foods that are restricted are: heavily processed foods, excess sugar and caffeine and large amounts of animal protein.