Most illnesses are not one lack illnesses.
A lot of studies have been done on the use of plants or herbs to cure various conditions and these indicate that there is only a placebo effect.
However, many people continue to argue that herbs would help against: cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, etc.There is no medical proof.
But even though people say (subjectively) to feel better, that does not mean that something really has changed (objectively). So you can imagine the danger when someone with a serious illness feels better, after having undergone an alternative treatment that does not work better than a placebo.It could just be that as someone later (too late) goes to the doctor: “Yes I felt a little better first, but later the weather went worse”. Doctor: “Had you come before”…
Plants or herbs can certainly have an effect on the body, and sometimes even very violent.”Infusions” so too. I am not a doctor, if a doctor can/would like to improve my answer!
Examples of operation:
- Indeed also complement (nutritional) ingredients (usually vitamins, sometimes minerals)
- Chemical effect: By that substances from the herbs and plants a (non-nutrient-related) body process (temporary) change or impair.
This varies from, for example, a mild calming effect such as from Valerian to a deadly reaction such as black night damage. Or hallucinations (for some mushrooms e.g.), or a soothing effect in skin irritation.
Such workings can be generated in a variety of ways, usually each in a specific way.For example, by ingesting into the intestinal tract, sniffing, yielding on the skin or inserting into the bloodstream, etc.
The workings of herbs and plants have long been one of the inspirations for “medical” scientists (and sadly, quacks and “wizards”) to learn how and why a man became ill and how it could be cured again.
A Real clear healing effect by plants and herbs is quite rare, modern medications are much and much more effective.And as another answer states: Most diseases are not “deficient” illnesses. However, symptoms are alleviated in a number of cases.
The psychological effect is also extremely dangerous: it can lead to the (much) too late recognizing and/or treating for example cancer.
It is therefore very important to consult a real physician in case of a disease. So one with a diploma from a well-known university.It is a complicated subject that requires a lot of study and it regularly occurs that people poison themselves accidentally, or that a symptom relief leads to the too late addressing of the underlying disease. And that placebo effects and suggestions from unskilled “healers” lead to great misery.
With our current eating pattern, we do have a shortage of the required amount of minerals to make our body function optimally.Could supplements supplement this deficit in such a way that our body will function so optimally to cure even chronic illnesses? , because I do suspect a link between plant medicine and mineral shortages. Is the use of a particular plant or herb for the cure of a specific disease not simply replenishing a particular kind of mineral and vitamin?