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I have no problem with herbal remedies, at least they contain some form of active ingredient in a measurable quantity.

I heard the pharmaceuticals are crawling all over the Amazon forests looking for profit...
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I got sold some 'anthroposophic' cough medicine once.

I suppose the advertisements for snake oil over the counter should have been a warning...
but the cough went away, so it worked, right?
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I think a billion Chinese people may disagree with you.
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Hmmmm,
When checking the label, you should also check the list of "Active Ingredients".

Registered Homeopathic products should read as follows:
-Placebo 50%
-Gypsy tears 10%
-Bullshit 15%
-Moondust 15%

(N.B. I can do maths..... simple Hippy folk can't)
Oh I'm sorry,

I will update my label:

Registered Homeopathic products should read as follows:
-Placebo 50%
-Gypsy tears 10%
-Bullshit 15%
-Moondust 15%
(Avoid consuming product on an empty stomach. Always ensure all dosages are taken after eating your 'bowl of rice')
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I heard the pharmaceuticals are crawling all over the Amazon forests looking for profit...
...where Nelson's simply have to walk over to the kitchen tap
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Yeah, the same ones that believe that eating body parts of really endangered species such as Tigers has therapeutic properties.
It sure reduces the probability that one day you'll be killed by a tiger. Therefore it is good for you.
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Oh I'm sorry,

I will update my label:

Registered Homeopathic products should read as follows:
-Placebo 50%
-Gypsy tears 10%
-Bullshit 15%
-Moondust 15%
(Avoid consuming product on an empty stomach. Always ensure all dosages are taken after eating your 'bowl of rice')
Is anyone here actually disputing the efficacy of Herbalism ?

St Johns Wort, Garlic, Echinacea , clove oil, ginger, ginseng aspirin, quinine, chamomile etc etc ??
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Is anyone here actually disputing the efficacy of Herbalism ?

St Johns Wort, Garlic, Echinacea , clove oil, ginger, ginseng aspirin, quinine, chamomile etc etc ??

Nope

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Is anyone here actually disputing the efficacy of Herbalism ?
As with all the previous discussions regarding homeopathy -

  • For herbalism/natural medicine, with testability and active ingredients - a resounding NO!
  • For snakeoil homepathy, with no testability and no active ingredients - a resounding YES!
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Bloody Herbalists. They didn't do a good enough job of burning them all at the stake all those years ago. That botanical knowledge was going nowhere! Crazy herbalist or pharmaceutical company? I know who I'd rather trust.

Plants are for pussies. Viva pharmaceuticals!
There's the big confusion- so many people equate homeopathy with herbal medicine. Someone reads legitimate results from proper lab testing of some herb, and then ends up buying some homeopathic water thinking they're getting the same thing.

Plants and stuff make up a huge base of modern Big Pharma products, they don't just invent drugs out of thin air .
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There's the big confusion- so many people equate homeopathy with herbal medicine. Someone reads legitimate results from proper lab testing of some herb, and then ends up buying some homeopathic water thinking they're getting the same thing.

Plants and stuff make up a huge base of modern Big Pharma products, they don't just invent drugs out of thin air .
Potentized homeopathic remedies of 'Plant extract A' or 'Plant A' do not share the same healing properties of the herbal extract in undiluted/unpotentized form.

They are not marketed or designed to be a herbal equivalent/substitute of the same.

Ginger is said to ease flatulence and indigestion. Potentised Ginger , as a figurative example, would, according to a Homeopath, treat the symptoms of overdosing on Ginger or the same symptoms present in another disease or malady.
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Here again is my seasonal push for "chlorpheniramine maleate" ..(
Do you get that on prescription or over the counter?
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As with all the previous discussions regarding homeopathy -

  • For herbalism/natural medicine, with testability and active ingredients - a resounding NO!
Thanks. Some on here seem to dispute this...
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Do you get that on prescription or over the counter?
available here OTC
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Is anyone here actually disputing the efficacy of Herbalism ?

St Johns Wort, Garlic, Echinacea , clove oil, ginger, ginseng aspirin, quinine, chamomile etc etc ??
On a related note: German police stops Lithuanian football professional with 162 kg of natural herbs coming from the Netherlands! One hundred sixty two! Kilogramm! He must have a station wagon...
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Thanks. Some on here seem to dispute this...
While some herbs do work, some do not, the herbal medicine industry makes no effort to differentiate.
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On a related note: German police stops Lithuanian football professional with 162 kg of natural herbs coming from the Netherlands! One hundred sixty two! Kilogramm! He must have a station wagon...
Hey, like, pass it round, man, y'know!

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Hey, like, pass it round, man, y'know!

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Hmmmm,
When checking the label, you should also check the list of "Active Ingredients".

Registered Homeopathic products should read as follows:
-Placebo 50%
-Gypsy tears 10%
-Bullshit 15%
-Moondust 15%

(N.B. I can do maths..... simple Hippy folk can't)
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90%
(eg. it would be a Hippy writing the label for such a product)
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While some herbs do work, some do not, the herbal medicine industry makes no effort to differentiate.
Don't you find that a bland and undifferentiating statement?

Maybe if the label you are buying is also big in homeopathy, it is right to be suspicious of their other products as well. But why put all herbal remedy suppliers in that basket?
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Don't you find that a bland and undifferentiating statement?

Maybe if the label you are buying is also big in homeopathy, it is right to be suspicious of their other products as well. But why put all herbal remedy suppliers in that basket?
I'm sorry, could you name a supplier who does make the effort to make sure that their products work and I'll go check it out.
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