Local medicinal herbs are more potent
Herbs that you grow and harvest yourself are adjusted to your local growing conditions. They recognize the bacteria and fungi that you have in your area as well as the stressors of your local climate and hardiness zone. They develop resistance to the very things that you also struggle with on a biological level.
Herbs are made up of thousands of constituents. When you use conventional drugs you introduce just one active constituent into your body. When you use “standardized extracts” of medicinal herbs that you can buy at the drug store, you are often only getting what industry has decided is THE active ingredient of a botanical. Many of the constituents of the plant that are not thought important to its medicinal use are discarded. However, sometimes those same constituents are necessary for the perceived active ingredient to actually be absorbed into the body. Standardized herbal extracts are not the most potent way to use herbs.
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