Before the advent of pharmaceutical therapies, mankind developed the knowlege and skills to self-treat using the natural substances available in their environment - plants. Many drugs, including aspirin, are actually concentrated forms of specific "active" chemicals from therapeutic plants.
Herbal medicine is the therapeutic use of plant preparations
Today, herbal remedies are typically available in capsule, tablet, tea, or tincture form. They are one of the strongest-acting natural therapies while still remaining gentle and producing fewer side effects than pharmaceutical drugs. Herbal remedies are useful for the treatment of a wide range of health conditions and for strengthening the body in the absence of frank disease.
Some common applications for herbal preparations include:
Immune boosting for people with frequent colds/flus