How medicinal medicine can be your solution

When people hear the words “Medicinal Medicine” they often associate it with Cannabis when that is not the case. Medicinal Medicines are products made from botanicals, or plants used to treat diseases or maintain health, also known as herbal medicine. 

According to John Hopkins Medicine, “A product made from plants and used solely for internal use is called an herbal supplement.” Plant-made drug products are classified under herbal medicines. They can be taken in dried, chopped, powdered, capsule, or liquid form. Herbal supplements and foods are not recognized by the FDA as a drug which is why it is not suggested by your doctor all the time and they prescribe a pill instead. They do not go under the same manufacturing, labeling, and testing that a drug would typically go under when recognized by the FDA.

When taking or looking into taking herbal medicine you must check the healthy amount you should or would like to be taking and make sure it doesn’t interfere with any other medications in the process.

Doctor visits entail them giving you a bandaid for a health problem or telling you that you should fix your diet or exercise more; which is all true but they never tell you how. Taking matters into your own hands and having to research ‘diets to lower cholesterol’, teas to ease stress or lower blood pressure. Yes, diet is a huge factor in a person’s life, as the saying goes you are what you eat, which is technically accurate because what you eat is converted into energy that is your fuel. If you fill yourself with unhealthy foods that are bad for your body then your body is going to be poor nutrition and problems are going to start to arise. MDPI, says, “Focus on eating habits allows us to observe the complexity of socio-behavioral, economic, environmental, and cultural determinants of the human diet. Individual eating habits, due to their longitudinal character, represent an important contributor to disease”

Some of the most common herbal medicines according to health line:

  1. Echinacea (coneflower)
  2. Ginseng
  3. Ginkgo Biloba
  4. Elderberry
  5. St. John’s wort
  6. Turmeric
  7. Ginger
  8. Valerian
  9. Chamoli

Not saying to avoid the doctor’s office or to not take their word for their drugs and prescription, because generally speaking they do work and are safe but there is a natural solution.

When things do not have a cure or are a side effect of an illness. Things such as home remedies could be mostly classified under Medicinal medicine because home remedies are more of a cultural or traditional passed-down solution or medicine. Things like chicken soup, honey lemon water tea, honey, and lime mix, different forms of aromatherapy, steam treatment, warm salt water, cold showers, etc. 

Drugs are already overpriced to the point where people have to ration their medicine to make it last for an extended period of time. Pinterest is a great sharing app where you can find home remedies or medical medicines to try but of course, do your own research and consider if that diet, that home remedy, or herbal medicine is going to be right for you.