Since the invention of modern medicine, traditional plant medicines has been much forgotten in the west or thought of as inferior to drugs manufactured by pharmaceutical companies. People are naive to think that all these drugs are just modern inventions that some scientistic conjured up in a lab somewhere. While that might be the case with an minority of them, much of medicines are in fact derived from natural compounds found in plants.
The fact remains that even though drugs might be stronger and better standardized, plant remedies still holds merit as good treatments, as can be clearly seen over in Asia where herbal pharmacies are still widespread treating everything from heart disease to erectile dysfunction and more.
The problem is that since plant compounds cannot be patented directly as they are an invention of nature and not man, there is nobody who want to invest money to study them since they cannot be branded and sold. What happens instead is that scientists finds an aspect of a plant chemical that seem interesting, and then they sought out to modify the molecule in such a way that it creates and unique compound with similar and hopefully better effects.
Unfortunately the results are often the opposite, while the new compound might prove to be effective it likely now comes with much more side effects then the original one had. There is a certain plant intelligence that scientists have yet to grasp.
An example of this would be the adaptogenic class of herbs such as ginseng, rhodiola and schisandra. The can all have a stimulating or sedative effect on the human nervous system depending on the needs of the organism, such as if you are stressed (sedative) or tired (stimulating). They are hence almost free of side effects and completely non toxic.
This effect is basically unheard of in conventional western medicine as all our drugs tend to work in a more ‘dirty’ way, always one directional and often full of potential side effects. Yet, modern medicine looks down on natural therapies such as plants and if you bring it up with your doctor the answer is often that there is no evidence to support their use. We’ll in all honesty that is simply because most of the world revolve around money unfortunately and naive doctors forget or are not aware that for example the Chinese has used plant based drugs as their primary form of treatments for many thousands of years even up into modern times.
No matter if you believe in the power of plants or not it cannot be denied that they can be effective non-toxic therapies for men’s health issues.
*Clinical research to back up these claims can also be found in the articles surrounding each topic.
In the posts below we examine the power of plants as medicines to treat men's health issues such as low testosterone, estrogen dominance, erectile dysfunction and to restore overall basic bodily functions.