Is herbal medicine safe?

Yes, when you know what you’re doing. Herbs (plant/botanical medicines) are also drugs, and they have a profound affect on the human body. Comprised of thousands of medicinal constituents, herbs can affect multiple body systems in targeted ways while also working synergistically with the body for a holistic treatment approach (allowing minimal to no side effects in the process).

Are all the herbs vegetable in origin?

Leaves, flowers, twigs, stems, roots, tubers, rhizomes, and barks are some of the many vegetable parts that are used in medicines and these are vegetable in origin.

Do herbal medicine have side effects?

No, not if the formula has been correctly chosen and used. Herbal medicines have a very low toxicity compared to even common non-herbal medicine. When they are prescribed according to a correct diagnosis, they should have virtually no side effects, only beneficial healing  results. If a patient experiences any discomfort while taking our herbal medicine, they should tell us, we will then modify the formula until there are no side effects.

What is herbal medicine good for?

Herbal medicine treats the full range of human, diseases. It treats acute diseases, like intestinal flu and the common cold, as well as chronic diseases, such as allergies, gynecological disorders, autoimmune diseases, chronic viral diseases, and degenerative, diseases due to aging. In particular, herbal medicine is especially good for promoting the body’s ability to heal and recuperate.

Can pregnant women take herbal medicine?

Yes, if prescribed by us after the checkup. Herbal medicine has been used for  over 2,000 years to treat more than two score of diseases and symptoms occurring during pregnancy without harm to the fetus. Likewise, lactating mothers can take herbal medicine safely as long as they are prescribed by us.

Can children take herbal medicine?

Yes. Pediatrics can be given reduced dosages. There are also special prepared pediatric medicines in pill and powder form. Herbal medicine can treat colic, the fussiness of teething, earache, diarrhea, cough,  and fever in babies and children.

How long does it take to see results with herbal medicine?

In acute  conditions, results can be expected in a matter of minutes, In chronic conditions, some results should be seen within two weeks. Although chronic conditions may require taking herbal medicine for a long time, nonetheless, signs that the medicine is working should be apparent to patient and practitioner alike almost from the very start.

What is the research supporting herbal medicine? Is it really effective?

There are literally thousands of years of recorded herbal practice with countless documentation of their effectiveness, clinical safety and potency. Add that to the emerging clinical trials and modern scientific research on herbal medicine today and we have an incredible arsenal of information to utilize in clinical practice. Effectiveness of herbal preparations is directly linked to appropriate dosing, frequency and choice of herb. This is why it is to important to work in partnership with a qualified herbalist to be given appropriate dosing information and to have herbs custom selected or compounded for you in a very tailored way. The main reason you hear of herbs not working is due to inappropriate dosing or using the incorrect herb for the illness.

How is herbal medicine different from modern-day pharmaceuticals?

When using herbs as medicine, you are employing the entire plant (root, flower, leaf, rhizome, etc) which consists of hundreds or thousands medicinal constituents to address specific issues. This differs from pharmaceuticals which are manufactured to address one specific goal (which they often do very effectively). Pharmaceuticals, standardized as they are, do not take into account the synergy of multiple body systems, often leading to unnecessary and potent side effects.

Can I take herbal formulas in place of my medications?

Not unless you are under the clinical supervision of a qualified Herbalist. It can be very dangerous to abruptly discontinue or replace any current medicine. So tell your history in detail and get the proper advice.

How can I contact Alshifa Herbal Pharma

You can call our landline or 24/7 support numbers. Send us email or use Skype to communicate with us. Ask questions and we will be pleased to address all your concerns before you buy products from us.