Herbs for Good Health
“Let Medicine be thy food and Let Food be Thy Medicine”
Hippocrates, 400 B.C
Food acts as a therapeutic agent in healing sickness/disease and maintaining health. It allows body to function prop-erly. Points to be kept in mind to maintain health are given below:
· Solely taking vitamin supplements is not the way to good health. -Use foods rather than supplements to treat and prevent chronic diseases.
· Good nutrition creates good health in all areas of existence.
· Nutrition can substantially control the adverse effects of noxious chemi-cals.
· Nutrients in right quantities are important for health
A herb is a plant or plant part used for its scent, flavor or therapeutic properties. Herbal medicines are one type of dietary supplement.
Following Table 2.3 gives therapeu-tic uses of herbs.