A main source of medicine throughout human history,
are still widely used today. This is not a throwback to the Dark Ages but an indication that herbs are a growing part of modern, high-tech medicine. There are about 120 chemical substances now used in Western medicine that derive from plants.
These herbs basically work to cleanse, heal and nourish the body by building up the body's ability to cleanse itself. In a sluggish body, the lymph glands, the body's garbage disposal unit, do not function well to push out inactive refuse.
Acting as diuretics, laxatives and blood purifiers, herbs help speed up the elimination of waste materials and toxins in the blood, lymph glands and intestines.