A herb is a plant or plant part used for its scent, flavor or medicinal properties. Plants which have a recognized medical use are called Medicinal plants. Medicinal plants can be found growing in numerous settings all over the world and they range from plants which are used in the production of mainstream pharmaceutical products to plants used in herbal medicine preparations.
The herbal ingredients in our topical skincare products are carefully selected for their medicinal proprieties related to skin and they are listed in the British Herbal Pharmacopoeia. BHP is setting the standard for pharmaceutical compliance across the globe. Australia and Canada are just two of the countries that have adopted the BP as their national standard alongside the UK.
Herbal medicine is one of the oldest forms of medical treatment in human history, and could be considered one of the forerunners of the modern pharmaceutical trade. Plants had been used for medicinal purposes long before recorded history. The ancient Chinese and Egyptian papyrus writings describe medicinal uses for plants as early as 3,000 BC. Indigenous cultures (such as African and Native American) used herbs in their healing rituals, while others developed traditional medical systems (such as Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine) in which herbal therapies were used. Researchers found that people in different parts of the world tended to use the same or similar plants for the same purposes. However, some can cause health problems, some are not effective if wrongly used and some interact with other drugs you are taking (Source: http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/herbal-medicine-000351.htm#ixzz2FNhBSzl7)
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