Natural medicine is the oldest form of health care that has stood the test of time. It is a traditional and culture-bound method of healing that we have used to cope and deal with different diseases that have threatened our existence and survival. The longest standing traditional healing modalities are found in certain cultures, such as Homeopathy, Traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic medicine and African traditional medicine.
It is estimated that approximately 70% of the South African population has used natural and alternative medicines. A general trend observed is that more parents are looking for natural alternatives for their children.
From a consumer's point of view, one can understand the confusion around selecting a product. There is just so much variety available! The market size of natural products is fast growing in South Africa. What is very important to remember is that consumers still need to have the option to choose what type of medicine they put into their bodies. Even though conventional medicine has been rigorously tested, it is mainly chemical based drugs that our bodies struggle to assimilate. Conventional drugs sometimes suppress and almost stifle a disease, by ‘sweeping it under the carpet’ i.e. treating only the symptoms.
Natural medicines are easier to assimilate in the body because our bodies almost recognize them as food. By using quality herbal based medicine over extended periods of time, it invokes healing by improving your vital tone, as well as by encouraging detoxification, rather than suppressing the healing response.
We suggest you consult our registered homeopathic doctor, Dr. Padayachee. She will be able to guide you to a more informed choice, as well as educate you on the best and most efficient natural products to use for you and your family.