Unlike orthodox drugs, many of which are based on a single molecule, herbal medicine is extracted from the whole plant and may contain hundreds of chemical constituents. Consequently the medicine will be capable of a variety of actions in the body and will be much less likely to cause unpleasant side effects.
It is precisely this balance of constituents which brings about the therapeutic effect and restores harmony in the body. A good example is dandelion, which has been used for hundreds of years as a highly effective diuretic with none of the side effects which have come to be associated with conventional diuretics. One of these undesirable side effects is that potassium – one of the most important minerals in the body – is depleted. Dandelion contains high levels of potassium and is able to replace what is lost.
You can also be confident that your medicine has come from a reputable source, has been grown without pesticides and, wherever possible, is organic.