Herbal remedies have been used for thousands of years to treat minor ailments and to maintain good health. Drugs often contain the same substances as plants but in a much altered state, which is a contributing factor to side effects experienced. Paracelsus, founder of modern toxicology, was even quoted saying "For every illness there grows a herb nearby".
Herbs can be taken as teas, tinctures, baths, extracts, oils and juices for the treatment of many ailments including coughs and colds. The belief in the power of self healing is growing and many people are now turning to self-maintenance and prevention. Herbal rememdies are helping to empower people to improve their overall health and wellbeing.