Herbs have long been considered as food for the body. They are a valuable source of natural nutrition and contain varying amounts of vitamins and minerals. When used properly, they may have specific healing effects. Even though we know that every plant was put on the earth for a reason, it does not always mean that it was meant for our bodies to ingest, take daily or rub on our skin.
Just because poison ivy is a natural plant, does not mean that we eat it, nor do we rub it on our skin. This is exactly why herbs must be researched carefully, studied and taken sporadically.
Enjoy reading about herbs and always check with your holistic or traditional health care practitioner before trying anything new.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: The FDA has not published nor endorsed the use of herbs, essential oils and teas for their medicinal properties. You should seek professional medical care if you have any concern for your health. You should consult with a licensed medical professional or physician before starting any self-care regimen or using herbal remedies for a medical condition. If you are pregnant, nursing or preparing to conceive, do not handle essential oils without first consulting your physician and a licensed aromatherapist. Also, always consult a physician before the use of essential oils with infants and children.
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