Herbs have been used for centuries as medicinal remedies. In ancient times, herbs were the only medicine to help people to treat certain diseases or medicinal problems. Some herbs can restore the normal functions of the body and some are thought to bring the system into balance. The herbs can be used individually for certain health conditions, or in combination so the constituent herbs can work synergistically to treat illnesses. A holistic approach is often adopted rather than treating one symptom.
The Synergy Theory, or as most Americans refer to it, Yin and Yang, is one of the fundamentals of Traditional Chines Medicine (TCM) theory. In TCM teachings the body system consists of two contrasting components, Yin and Yang. When a person is healthy, yin and yang are in harmony. But, when a person is sick they are imbalanced. Based on this theory, in practice, a practitioner treats the body as a whole system rather than an individual problem or symptom. Using the synergism of two or more herbs to exert the best therapeutic effect, while diminishing the adverse side effects. The herbs come from nature and their natural properties are used to restore health and wellness of a person through balancing the Yin and Yang.
Herbal medicine aims to treat the root of a health condition, instead of masking or suppressing the symptoms. Some of the herbs may help to correct nutritional deficiencies and some may help to restore harmony. They work together to ensure the body functions normally and is healthy.