Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Herbal Medicine

Herbal Medicine

Your health is very important to your happiness and to your success.
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Medicines Derived from Herbs

Although many of the prescription and over-the-counter drugs used today are derived from plants, there is a big difference between conventional medicine and herbal medicine.

Conventional drugs, which must be approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), are based on an active ingredient. Manufacturers find a chemical that provides a desired response when taken into the body, and then they synthesize that chemical. In other words, a conventional drug is based on a chemical that is made in a laboratory, even though it may have originally come from a plant.

Our Herbal Medicine Formulas

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Our herbal medications at Anna Health LLC are taken from the natural chemicals within a plant. Either the extract is taken in its original form, sometimes combined with other herbal extracts, or it is refined. When an herbal medication is refined, the essential extract is taken out of the plant source, concentrated and then added back to make the original herbal medication more potent. Thus we have 5 to 1, 10 to 1, 20 to 1, etc. that makes the medicine strong enough to be prescribed by our herbalists and acupuncture physicians.
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