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I TOLD you some herbs had done well in studies, specifically Saint John's Wort and Valerian, and you refused to believe me. Most of these things are just stuff I drink in tea because it is yum, like rosehips and lavender.
I'll let these fine doctors at science based medicine make my point for me.Why We Don't Prescribe Bark for Cancer
Sometimes consuming the herb itself is more effective and sometimes pills and extracts are more effective, and sometimes both are equally effective.
That is a great article and the points are valid, but that doesn't apply to ALL medicines and ALL supplements.
licorice root (sic)
EAT LESS LIQUORICE PEOPLE, IT'S DISGUSTING
EAT MORE LIQUORICE PEOPLE, IT'S DELICIOUS AND GOOD AGAINST COUGHS. Even though everybody already knew that.
Salty licorice! Yum! My mom used to give me licorice tea for colds.