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Health 3 November 2017
By: Natasha Tanga

6 Benefits of Consuming Herbs for Your Health

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As we mostly know, what comes from nature are usually best for us. The earth is packed with tons of useful plants that are meant to be utilised to improve our health. This week, we are going to elaborate on a number of advantages of consuming herbs as opposed to pharmaceutical products.

1. Acts as a natural cleanser for the body

Our bodies have a natural detox cycle that goes on every day but we are bombarded with so many toxic chemicals that often the detox pathways become overloaded, contributing to many chronic symptoms and degenerative disease. A good detox diet on its own may not be sufficient to stimulate the detox organs so herbal  supplements can provide the added support. 

As a more natural way to discharge these toxins, herbs can be a good answer to stimulate the organs of detoxification. Nature's plants have some of the best answers for curing disease and herbs can be used in many ways to treat conditions without the side effects of conventional pharmaceuticals.

2. Promotes natural healing from inside the body

Herbs enhance healing of so that the recovery process when you get sick gets accelerated and the body is able to maintain an ideal internal environment that is crucial for such recovery. A lot of herbs work by stimulating various glands so that appropriate hormones are activated. These hormones carry the distress signal to the relevant parts of the physiology to either induce or inhibit certain biological processes in order for the healing process to take place.

3. Nourishing the bodily system by improving metabolism

As a result of consuming herbal supplements, holistically regulated diet and lifestyle  leads to a more nourished body and a stronger immune system. Improved metabolism is also felt, which in turn leads to better absorption of nutrition from one's diet. That is why most herbal regimes limit the intake of junk food and food that is too oily or contains stimulants such as caffeine. These foods don't give the body the required quantity or variety of nutrition and mostly interfere with the function of the supplements.

4. Makes for better immunity

Living up to their tendency of enhancing the body's natural healing process and correcting bad habits that lead to illnesses, herbs contribute towards strengthening the immune system. This, in turn, strengthens the body's natural defenses against viral attacks that are responsible for primary as well as secondary infection.

5. Impacts lifestyle changes

A lot of herbal medicine & supplements come with special instructions about diet, rest, and exercises that enhance the potency of the herb by preparing the body that it responds in the most effective and desirable way. These dietary and lifestyle changes ultimately help the patient by getting their bodies into a healthy rhythm. When these changes become a habit, chances of future occurrences of the same malady are greatly reduced.

6. Lower risk of side effects 

Herbs tend to be more effective for maintaining health as it have few side effects. Although that doesn't mean that the risk of side-effects and allergies do not exist in case of herb consumptions, the contraindications are minimal. Still, it is recommended to consult with your physician before taking any herbal supplements if you have any medical condition.

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