What are Herbal Remedies?

Herbal remedies can be described as the medicinal substances that are directly prepared from medicinal plants or plant extracts for healing purposes. This medical practice also illustrates the ancient medical knowledge practices that were developed over thousands of year ago under a variety of cultures before the age of modern-day Allopathic or Homeopathic medicine begins.

From ancient times to today, these remedies have been used for various therapeutic purposes. In addition, herbal remedies are very popular in non-industrialized societies and they usually uses these remedies in treating sexual problems, acne, pain, gout, migraines, hair loss problems, mental disorders, overweight problems, diabetes and high blood pressure.

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Presently, as like pharmaceuticals, they are available in various dosage forms (mainly, tablet, capsule and syrup) in the market. They are also sold as powders, extracts and fresh or dried plants. However, they are not available as injectable and ophthalmic preparations. In addition, according to health regulatory agencies, herbal remedies are mainly regulated as dietary supplements.

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