What's Herbal Medicine? - Duke's Materia Tonica

January 1, 2019 11:22

What's Herbal Medicine?

Herbal medicine is the theoretical part of herbology which uses scientific examination of various medicinal foods and dietary supplements to determine how herbs work to support, maintain, and promote health and wellbeing.

Herbs Work Through Biochemistry 

Herbal medicine may use the empirical hands-on traditional and cultural uses of herbs within herbalism for guidance in biochemical research to find the unique constituents and discover the properties that are responsible for the promotion of health and wellbeing.

  • Tea is a commonly used medicinal remedy that is examined and studied for the biochemical polyphenol catechin constituents, called EGCG (Epigallocatechin Gallate), which has medicinal properties that include antioxidant, vascular heart health, liver health, and fat metabolism boosting benefits.

Healing with Nutrients is Not Included in Allopathic Medicine

Scientific studies may show the healing role and effectiveness of a unique constituent in supporting, maintaining, and promoting health, but scientific studies do not show the medical role nor do they show any degree of practical medical effectiveness of a unique constituent concerning the treatment, prevention, mitigation and curing of the causes of diseases that have been diagnosed. This is regardless of the conclusion(s) made in a study, unless such conclusions are government approved, the allopathic medical role is quackery, since food, herbs and supplements do not treat, prevent, mitigate and cure disease.