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Herbal supplements whose “natural remedy” claims vie for your attention are everywhere these days. But popping supplements is not what herbal medicine is about. Natural medicine–green medicine, focuses more on how to keep your body healthy, and the benefits extend well beyond the obvious to increased energy, peace of mind and longevity. Practiced seriously, it can ward off many of the diseases that leave us in need of pharmaceutical intervention.
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Herbal tinctures are liquid medicines that rely on alcohol to extract medicinal compounds from fresh or dried herbs. Making your own can be surprisingly easy, inexpensive, and satisfying. Unless you grow herbs in your garden, it’s probably easiest to purchase them directly from Blessed Herbs, a company that sells organic and wild, sustainably harvested varieties.
If taking vitamin C upsets your stomach, try the Ester-C form, which is less acidic.