Guest Post By: Chris Scipio- Herbalist, Holistic Viral Specialist
We need plants; they don’t need us. They give us oxygen, building materials, food, and medicine. Plants are living, evolving, complex life forms. They are the true masters of chemistry and can produce medicines far past our ability to even conceive.
When looking to manage herpes symptoms, there are a few ways to go about it. You can manage your herpes through drug therapies, you can go the holistic route using herbal medicine and/or natural supplements to build your immune system, or you can decide to not treat your herpes at all and just deal with regular outbreaks. Drug Therapy can be expensive, may have side effects detrimental to your health, and does not actively build up your immune system or improve your overall health.
Herbal medicine is safe and effective for treating herpes. It builds up your immune system and helps to protect yourself against other sexually transmitted infections and immune-related illnesses which drug therapy is not able to do. Herbal medicine also helps you better cope with the emotional and psychological impact of having herpes.
When we turn to plants for healing, the energy and vitality of the plants in the plant medicine are just as important, if not more so than the chemicals we wish to extract. Herbal medicine is steeped in the ancient traditions of holistic and traditional healing from all world cultures – so it’s getting back to your roots and reconnecting with nature in a satisfying and uplifting way.
Herbal medicine has been the main healing modality for human beings since the beginning, and even today it continues to be the main source of medicine for 70% of the world’s population. More and more people in the richest countries of the world are rejecting pharmaceutical drugs and their side-effects and returning to herbal medicine. If you wish to get the best that plant medicine has to offer, get your herbal medicine from an herbalist or learn how to make it yourself.
When you buy “herbal medicine” from the internet or health food stores, you are likely buying products mass-produced on an industrial scale that lack the care, attention, and energy of an herbalist. You are receiving an impersonally made product rather than a medicine made by a professional medicine-maker. Herbal medicine has always been made and should be made either by an herbalist or by yourself- someone who will make your medicine with integrity and with the right thoughts and intentions. Someone who will only use healthy, organic, ethically harvested plants, and does not compromise on quality. You will often get a product that in no way tastes, smells, feels, or looks like the plants it came from and likely has had its molecules re-arranged and modified.
It is also highly suggested to get your herbal medicine in a liquid form, such as tea, decoctions, and tinctures, as has been the tradition for the past 30,000 years or more. We evolved from the sea, as did all life on this planet. Your body is more than 80% liquid. The planet is 70% liquid. Plants are mostly liquid. Real herbal medicine is liquid. Herbal medicines should not be in capsules or pills which are hard on your body and out of harmony with the plants themselves.
If you are looking for traditional herbal medicine to help with herpes or strengthening your immune system that is effective and 100% safe, the NPH19 Immune Strengthening formula from Green Sun Natural Plant Medicine is an excellent source. Each remedy is made by hand in small batches by an herbalist and Holistic Viral Specialist. All plants are ethically harvested in the wild or organically farmed, combining Amazonian, Chinese, and Western herbs, mushrooms, and seaweeds.