When Does Plant Medicine Not Work?
We live in a day and age where more people than ever are addicted to drugs, opiates, etc. Call them whatever you want, but one truth remains – pills are not the answer to most health problems. When Does Plant Medicine Not Work?
Good health is the result of a healthy lifestyle and a body that’s ‘in balance’. Plant medicine helps one to achieve good health from within.
By supporting your immune system and preventing free radicals from ravaging your body, plant medicine prevents many health problems from taking root.
However, there are times when plant medicine will not be enough. Let’s look at a few scenarios where plant medicine does not work.
* Severity of the problem
If you have cancer or a serious health problem, very often, you will require medication to treat it. One must use common sense here.
There have been many cases where people tried to cope with serious diseases holistically only to fail miserably because they needed strong medicine.
The good news is that since most herbal remedies are all-natural, very often, you’ll be able to consume in conjunction with your medication. The two are not mutually exclusive. Your doctor is the best person to consult here.
So, always factor in the severity of the problem when making a decision. If you have a headache, go ahead and drink a peppermint tea rather than popping an aspirin.
If you have other more serious issues, see a doctor.
Another reason why plant medicine may not work is inconsistency. All plant medicine remedies are holistic in nature. What that means is you need to use the remedies daily to see positive changes.
If you’re inconsistent and just use them once a week or as and when you feel like it, without following a routine, you’ll be setting yourself up for failure.
Use the plant medicine you need daily or as often as required and you’ll see results.
* Unhealthy lifestyle
No amount of plant medicine can remedy an unhealthy lifestyle. Fenugreek tea is an excellent remedy for reducing the risk of diabetes and lowering blood sugar levels.
If you drank a cup of fenugreek tea daily, it would be highly beneficial for your health. But what if you also drank 3 cans of soda throughout the day.
You’d be flooding your body with sugar and other chemicals that will adversely affect your health. Even with the fenugreek tea, you might still get diabetes.
Your diet must be congruent with the plant medicine you’re consuming. Eat and drink clean and use herbal remedies to improve your health.
* Wrong treatment
We’re all different individuals. A treatment that works wonders for one person may have no effect on another. For example, chamomile tea may be very effective for your spouse who is suffering from insomnia.
However, you who are also suffering from insomnia can’t seem to get the chamomile tea to work for you. In this case, maybe drinking ashwagandha tea might help to calm your nerves and help you sleep.
Ultimately, some trial and error are required until you find a remedy that works for you.
* Lack of time
Holistic remedies are a lot gentler than synthetic drugs. So, they take longer to work. Furthermore, a holistic remedy usually tries to fix the cause of the problem, whereas a synthetic drug most often masks the symptoms.
As a result, it will take consistency and a longer duration to see results with plant medicine. If you’re impatient and stop after a few days, the plant medicine will not work for you.
Remember the tips above when making plant-based remedies a part of your lifestyle. Nothing in life is perfect, but plant medicine does work. Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater just because one or two remedies didn’t work for you.
There’s so much to gain from using herbs in your diet. Do stick with them. You’ll see and feel the difference in time to come.