Herbal Life Nutrition

There used to be a solid line of demarcation between 'medical science' and 'traditional health'. These days, though, they are coming together, as doctors realize the importance of Herbal life nutrition and traditional health experts understand that sometimes medical science is necessary. However, while medical science has received critical review and media attention, the review and attention given to Herbal life nutrition to make people's lives better, healthier, stronger, and longer, has long been overlooked and sensationalized.

Herbal medicine for life

When you're thinking about Herbal life nutrition, you should look into the various herbs on the market today. One of the first thing you'll notice is that most supplements make claims, but don't back them up. To know whether St. Johns Wort will really cure hemorrhoids (which, by the way, it won't), you'll probably have to look it up yourself. Encyclopedias, and the web, can make this process much easier; allowing you to find out what it is that is being sold to you as an 'herbal remedy'. While there are many different herbs, below are a few common ones.

St. John's Wort

St. John's Wort, our example herb above, doesn't cure hemorrhoids, but it has been used as medicine for many years. Primarily, it is currently used to treat depression and anxiety disorders. While it may be arguably effective for other problems, it should be noted that the only thing St. John's Wort has evidenced effectiveness for Herbal life nutrition is low to moderate depression/anxiety disorders.

Ginkgo Biloba

Many energy drinks and herbal supplements display that they include Ginkgo Biloba proudly on their label. Ginkgo is also known as the Maidenhair Tree sometimes. It is a 'living fossil', which means that it is a species that has no living relatives (Ginkgo is in its own division, Ginkgophyta, which has only the one class Ginkgopsida, the one order Ginkgoales, the one family Ginkgoaceae, the only genus Ginkgo and just the one species. It's far, far away from any other species, enough that scientists don't know of any relatives at all), and has remained fairly stable through the centuries in the fossil record. Given all of this, you may be led to believe that it has the wondrous effects for Herbal life nutrition that the labels claim. However, for the most part, the only claim that has any semblance of the truth is that Ginkgo Biloba can be used as a memory enhancer and anti-vertigo agent, and even those claims are contested. It is also expensive enough that most manufacturers only put just enough in to be able to say on their label that it is in their product, in hopes of a placebo effect. The American Medical Association found indications that Ginkgo was no better than a placebo in memory tests, but those experiments are still preliminary. Overall, though, Ginkgo should probably not be something that you use as a deciding characteristic when looking at a product to purchase.

Garlic and Artichoke

Not all Herbal life nutrition elements must be obscure or specific; common household items can be healthy and helpful too. Garlic and artichokes both have been shown to lower cholesterol. Garlic also reduces blood pressure, and has some antibacterial properties.

Name Confusion

It should be noted that, while there are international naming conventions for herbs, they often can be mistaken. St. John's Wort, as commonly talked about, is actually Common St. John's Wort, as there are other varieties. In Belgium, a company producing what was supposed to be an ancient Chinese medicine for weight loss, instead produced a product that caused a lot of liver damage; the herb they put in increased blood pressure and overall heart rate, too, and the only noticeable difference between the herbs, besides their effects, was the suffix of their Latin names, which is what caused the confusion.


Some people think that 'natural' and 'organic' means the same thing as safe. This is not the case. Before taking anything related to Herbal life nutrition, you should research it and probably talk to your primary care provider. Some herbs can cause liver or kidney damage; a common side-effect for many is abortifacent effects, so that pregnant women should be very careful before starting any kind of herbal regimen. Nightshade and hemlock, as another example, are herbs that might be marketed for soporific or tranquilizing purposes, however, they are extremely dangerous, and as a general rule should not be taken unless you've spoken to a qualified health professional.

Hope this article provides you information about herbal life nutrition.

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