I think this is a great article because it touches on something that can and does happen, but people don’t talk about much. Sometimes you see a great herbal remedy, decide to get the herbs and other ingredients, make the remedy, try it, and it doesn’t work for you. It can be both confusing and frustrating.The author of this article did this very thing and realized she had jumped into using herbs with the idea of treating certain symptoms. She also realized she had viewed herbs as more medicinal, and neglected the fact that many herbs should be used for their balancing and nutritional properties.
So she went back to the beginning and tried to educate herself about herbs. She did her own research and then discovered the Intermediate Herbal Course offered by the Herbal Academy of New England.
In this article, she shares 7 reasons that herbs might not work. These reasons are based on an article by Rosalee de la Foret.
My favorite is #3 – “Matching Herbs to the Condition Instead of the person.” Instead of one size fits all, it’s important to assess the person completely, understand the “energetics” of their symptoms, and then match appropriate herbs to the person.
In some ways, this is similar to many of our experiences with Western medicine. One medication for a particular condition might work for one person, but not for another person.
To view the complete article and all 7 reasons, visit the 7 Reasons Herbs May Not Work link below.