Learn to appreciate herbal medicines

EDITOR — Over the years, people have demonised the use of herbal medicines and likened it to black magic as well as witchcraft practices.

This is wrong.

Herbs are part of vegetation and certain fruits and vegetables are also herbs.

The secret is in knowing the benefits of herbs and how they can be safely used.

It is true that traditional healers are popularly known for using herbs to cure common illnesses and they are blamed for misleading people into believing that they had a cure for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus.

However, if one is a Christian, they should be careful not to approach traditional healers for herbal solutions because it will be a form of religious syncretism.

There are common herbs like, ginger and aloe vera which should be used as and when necessary.

Some people claim to be against the use of herbs but this is simply ignorance.

Several drugs on the market have herbal extracts.

Herbal toothpastes and body lotions also have herbal extracts.

Some herbs used are even found in jungles and forests.

Herbal teas contain antioxidants that detoxify the body and boost the immune system.

The body naturally accepts and processes nature’s healing treats.

This is why it is recommendable to take natural sugars or drink distilled spring water than turn to artificial products.

The man of old did not suffer easily from many diseases and had a stronger immune system because they boosted it through the use of herbs.

There is a long list of herbs available on the market.

Some people are not aware of it but pharmacists and medical practitioners are aware of cheap or easy-to-find herbs especially in the rural areas that
can prove useful towards the cure and prevention of many illnesses.

Africa is home to many herbs and Zimbabwe has its own share of natural health solutions.

Be wise and take advantage of God’s methods of keeping us healthy and fit.

Sofa Coach.

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