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Finding Cure through Herbal Medicines?

11-09-2010 01:28 PM CET | Health & Medicine

Press release from: Medical Herbalist

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Folkestone, Kent ( ) November 8, 2010 - Herbal medicines have been in use for centuries and people all over the world have benefitted from them. Despite the controversy surrounding the use of herbal medicines a large number of people still have faith in these medicines and use them for body complaints and sicknesses.

People who’ve used these herbs and medicines ( ) find them to be a better option than synthetic medicines that might cause side effects with long term use. These medicines are often recipes that are passed over through generations and are many times, a family secret. Conventional medical practitioners however warn against using these as they are likely to interfere with the patients other medicines. They advise that a certain amount of caution is to be followed. So, are herbal medicines really safe and effective?

“All ‘Traditional Medicinal’ systems like Ayurveda, Unani –Tibb, Traditional Chinese, Graeco-arabic, believe that the body has the ability to heal itself, when it is functioning in balance. These systems use herbs to support the body’s defenses, to redress the imbalance, and bring about healing. The plant based medicines are supported by changes to lifestyle and diet.” Herbs sometimes receive bad press because people are unaware of the enormous and extremely important differences between "over the counter" herbal medicine and that prescribed by a "fully qualified" Medical Herbalist, says, Lynda Jones, a Medical Herbalist, who has practices of her own in Folkestone and Maidstone , Kent.

“Modern medical herbalists ( ) use the theory of balance, but add the advantage of modern scientific research and thus take in to considerations the possible interactions with modern pharmaceuticals and hence are extremely safe and mostly able to be taken alongside conventional drugs. We prescribe herbs after a thorough and detailed investigation.

It’s important that the medical herbalist is a member of a professional body, for example ,medical herbalists in the United Kingdom are required to be listed with a recognised professional body such as The National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIHM), the oldest professional body of herbalists’ in the United Kingdom. Doing so, ensures that the herbalist adheres to a strict code of conduct and has to undergo professional training to help him keep updated on the latest research.

For those willing to know more on herbal medicines can attend Ms. Jones workshop on ‘Festive Kitchen Pharmacy’, on 20th of November 2010.

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For those willing to know more on herbal medicines can attend Ms. Jones workshop on ‘Festive Kitchen Pharmacy’, on 20th of November 2010. To know more, visit,

Medical Herbalist
252 Cheriton Road
Folkestone, Kent CT19 4DN
United Kingdom

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