Hanna said in her book Instant Herbal Locator that “the knowledge of the healing power in herbs is as old as the existence of men and women.” Ironically, the use of herbs for medicinal purposes has been labeled “alternative medicine.” Due to the recent mainstream popularity of using herbs there are more companies producing herbal products than ever before. The source and production of herbs is very important to their quality. Unfortunately, highly processed herbal products, using chemicals for extraction, are prevalent in the herbal market today.
“Do your research” doesn’t just mean what different herbs are and do in the body. It means that due to growing and processing standards all herbs are not created equal. Make sure you buy your herbal products from a trusted source.