Are Herbs Safe?

A lot of people are hesitant when it comes to herbs because of the belief that herbs are dangerous. Some websites out there will really scare some people away from herbs. The truth is that some herbs are dangerous (which I will try and list out for you on this website) and some are not. The question is, which herbs are okay for internal purposes and which are okay for external purposes? Because ALL herbs serve a purpose. They are ALL useful. It just takes a little bit of research and exploration into herbs to learn how to identify and use them. 

So YES – herbs are safe. In fact, they are part of our environment so the real question one should ask themselves, is why wouldn’t we trust the natural over the synthetic and man-made? Why wouldn’t we trust in plants (which are God-given) over man-made chemical products such as pills? It’s God’s logic over man’s and who do you put your trust in? It’s true that some medications contain plant matter, but it’s been perverted with other very harmful ingredients. Drugs are sorcery. Just read your medication pamphlet next time and start questioning what’s on there. 

A LOT of herbs are not only safe internally, but they are also extremely beneficial to your health (with no harmful, deadly side effects!). In fact, the only reason some sites claim they are dangerous is that taken in conjunction with medications it can harm the individual. This is true and I list this out in the Cautions section of each Herb page on this website. This is because what medications are supposed to do, like lower blood pressure, herbs do also, just without all of the negative side effects of drugs. So if you are taking an herb and taking medication that does exactly the same thing than it can potentially be too much on your body and harm you.

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In the world of physics, the matter of an object never ceases to exist, it just changes form. Take for example wood and fire. We burn the wood, but it doesn’t cease to exist, it simply changes the form of the wood into smoke. It still exists, it’s still there, just in a different form. Same with plants. When we brew, infuse, burn, and/or extract herbs, we are taking out its essence into a more conducive form for our bodies, which then works with our essence in a very harmonic matter including giving us very beneficial minerals and vitamins that our bodies need. 

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Your body is like a tree. When the leaves turn brown, it’s systemic of a deeper problem of the roots and soil. Same with our bodies, you must treat the roots and soil to resolve the leaves. Doctors only look at the leaves and offer treatments for that, but never truly find out the root, so the leaves just keep getting browner and browner till the tree dies from the inside out. This is a really good analogy of what is going on in today’s world. Prescription drugs are not healing. 

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Your average doctor gets paid thousands of dollars to push pills. Doctors get paid hundreds of dollars for everyone they inoculate with a vaccination. It’s just sick. An article written by Wellness and Equality outlines the real cost pediatricians make to promote vaccines. Click Here to read this. You will be shocked. It’s not about the health of our children, it’s all about the money.  Here’s an excerpt taken from Wellness and Equality’s article:

“The average American pediatrician has 1546 patients, though some pediatricians see many more. The vast majority of those patients are very young, perhaps because children transition to a family physician or stop visiting the doctor at all as they grow up. As the table above explains, Blue Cross Blue Shield pays pediatricians $400 per fully vaccinated child. If your pediatrician has just 100 fully-vaccinated patients turning 2 this year, that’s $40,000. Yes, Blue Cross Blue Shield pays your doctor a $40,000 bonus for fully vaccinating 100 patients under the age of 2. If your doctor manages to fully vaccinate 200 patients, that bonus jumps to $80,000. “

Here’s another article by Business Insider on the drugs doctors get paid the most to promote.

According to Business Insider:

Here are the top 20 drugs competing for profit and the conditions they’re used to treat:

“1. Victoza, type-2 diabetes

2. Eliquis, anti-clotting drug

3. Brilinta, blood-thinner

4. Invokana, type-2 diabetes

5. Latuda, schizophrenia

6. Xarelto, anti-clotting drug

7. Humira, arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, Crohn’s disease

8. Tudorza, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

9. Daliresp,chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

10. Abilify Maintena, schizophrenia

11. Abilify, schizophrenia

12. Linzess, irritable bowel syndrome with constipation, chronic idiopathic constipation

13. Pradaxa, anti-clotting

14. Tradjenta, type-2 diabetes

15. Belviq, weight loss drug

16. Copaxone, multiple sclerosis

17. Samsca, hyponatremia (low sodium levels in the blood)

18. H. P. Acthar, infantile spasms, multiple sclerosis, endocrine disorders, arthritis, lupus

19. Symbicort, asthma

20. Aubagio, multiple sclerosis”

You’ll notice the illnesses these drugs are assigned to are common illnesses weighing on Americans today. The Health Industry is a money making machine and all it costs them is your health.

I wrote a more extensive blog on this topic – Why Herbs Are Better Than Drugs – if you’d like to learn more. 

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I truly believe we can save lives with herbs. Knowing how to use herbs is key. Each herb is unique and has its own use. ALL herbs are good for something. Some herbs are only great externally (not to be taken in orally) while others are only beneficial internally, and then you have some herbs that can be used both internally and externally. It just takes a little bit of research to investigate the qualities of an herb and how it’s best used. 

With knowledge comes power, and knowing how to use herbs to treat yourself and others will not only benefit you and your family, but may save your life. God created these wonderful plants to help us, so take advantage of His gifts to humanity!

The Herbal Academy offers an affordable class called Making Herbal Preparations 101 Course. This is great for a beginner in herbs and I urge anyone who is interested in homeopathic or natural healing practices to take this course. To your Health always! 

3 Comments

  1. Wow, I knew that doctors pushed pills, but I never knew it was this bad, referring to vaccines. That’s just terrible to think about.

    When my mom was alive, she was all for herbs and natural methods of healing. I mean, we would still take pain killer medicines for headaches from time to time, and maybe cough syrup if we don’t have mint leaves, but apart from that, her solution to most problems was always tea. It’s kind of a Jamaican thing 🙂

    What herb, would you say is your favourite? My mother loved the moringa plant.

    1. Catnip has to be my favorite 🙂 Moringa is lovely as well, I’ll be adding a page on that eventually. Your mother was wise. 

  2. One of our favorites is lavender/tea tree oil. We use it for a lot of things around the house. We also like peppermint its a great cleaner (along with eucalyptus).

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