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Herbs vs. Medicine: An Herbal Alternative Cheatsheet

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I seem to hear questions regarding “herbs vs. medicine” more and more frequently. It’s not that surprising that people are becoming more curious about natural alternatives to synthetic drugs. So if you’re looking for a quick reference guide on what and when to use medicinal plants, keep reading!

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Over the years, I’ve become passionate about both growing and using medicinal herbs to treat myself and my family. I feel that using and studying herbal remedies and alternative medicine gets me more involved in our health. I also believe that in using medicinal plants, created by God, in their entirety. To me, it’s just another way to honor Him and these bodies He has given.

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MEDICAL DISCLAIMER: Hopefully you know this, but I’m just a mama with no formal medical training. This post is not intended to be medical advice, as that is something that should be tailored specifically to you from your healthcare provider. I’m just sharing a bit of knowledge that I’ve gleaned over the years, along with some natural remedies that have worked well for my own family.

Herbs vs. conventional medicine

Herbs affect not only a specific ailment, but our overall health and wellbeing. This is just one of the things I cover in my 3-part email series, Why We Use Herbs & Natural Remedies.

Most of the active ingredients in conventional medication pull from what was originally a plant source. However, many inactive ingredients are frequently added to both over-the-counter and prescription drugs. And sometimes, these additives cause adverse reactions and unwelcome side effects.

Using the whole plant to treat an ailment often gives a better effect. This is because the chemicals in the plant are able to work together the way they were intended. Not only that, but natural products are easier on the body and can also serve multiple purposes! I cover this more in my Easy Growing Health mini-course.

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If you’re ready to start your journey into making your own natural remedies that treat respiratory illness and sore throat, head over to Easy Growing Health. I’ll walk you through building your natural medicine cabinet and boosting your immune system affordably!

P.S. Be sure to check out Mountain Rose Herbs if you’re wanting to source your herbal products from an ethical, eco-friendly source!

You may also find these posts interesting:
How To Make Echinacea Tincture from the Fresh Plant
How To Use Dandelion Leaves Medicinally
All-Natural & Effective Sore Throat Gargle

Tiffany is a mama to four boys, second generation homeschooler, and college graduate with degrees in both music and business. Now, she is a natural living and homestead enthusiast who loves gardening and raising chickens, pigs, and cows. A lifelong believer in Jesus, she has a burning desire to bring Him glory in everything she does. A worship leader and musician, she also loves to write songs and play the piano in what spare time she finds.

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  1. I tried to input my email to get your cheat sheet, but it didn’t seem to go through. Can you send it to me? Thank you.