Herbal medicine has its roots in every culture around the world. There are different philosophies and practices of traditional medicine in the world, but they all agree that the essence is only one thing: a holistic approach.
The central idea is to emphasize health, not just illness, and in this way it is an excellent support for modern medicine. Herbal substances that help in the treatment or relief of ailments are complex mixtures of organic chemicals that come from the raw or processed part of the plant.
Countless scientific studies have proven that nature offers us excellent solutions, we just have to know how to use them. The amazing synergy of plant substances is currently not possible to achieve with artificially produced substances, and to believe that we could do without nature would be a big mistake.
Plants have naturally developed a large number of phyto-protective substances or phytonutrients that help them overcome various infections and enable them to overcome everyday stresses. By taking medicinal plants, we introduce certain active and protective substances, macro and micro elements into the body, which play a significant role in the prevention of various types of diseases and health protection.
Cold-pressed seed oils are essential in the daily diet and are a prerequisite for a proper diet. The high content of biologically active substances in seeds makes them an excellent food and medicinal raw material of natural origin. Fatty acids are an important component of the human body because they are the main components of cell membranes. Omega 3 and omega 6 unsaturated fatty acids are the most important because of their multiple biological roles and the level of these fatty acids has been shown to be altered in various diseases. And that's why fats are key fundamentals for health.
The best way to solve the lack of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids is to enrich the diet with foods that contain them, and the best source is cold-pressed oil of hemp , black cumin , wild flax , sikavica , grape seeds , walnuts and hazelnuts .
Benefits of herbal medicine
Accessibility and fewer side effects
Herbal preparations, i.e. plant extracts such as cold-pressed oils, teas, preparations based on honey, macerates and flour are available in many health food stores and pharmacies.
It is necessary to carefully read the declarations and warnings on the preparations. Herbal medicine is progressing, and due to the high demand for herbal preparations, more and more research has been carried out that shows the effectiveness of herbs and their ingredients, thus achieving a better understanding.
When buying herbal preparations, in addition to carefully reading the warning, it is necessary to monitor the date of production or the shelf life of the product. The more natural the medicinal herbs are processed, the richer the product is in active medicinal principles, so the shelf life of the product is shorter. If no additives and preservatives are added, most preparations, for example, cold-pressed oils and honey-based products, have a shelf life of one year.
Honey is a natural preservative, so the shelf life is naturally much longer, but the consistency of honey-based preparations changes over time, so it is recommended to consume them within a year of production.
Herbal preparations do not replace pharmaceutical drugs, but the synergy of herbal substances cannot yet be achieved with artificially produced substances. Using herbal active substances, we protect the body and prevent various types of diseases.
Also, many plants are used in a targeted way in the treatment of chronic and acute conditions, and many studies prove their effectiveness. For example, of the 177 drugs approved worldwide for the treatment of cancer, more than 70% of them are based on natural herbal principles or chemical imitations thereof.