Plants as Foods & Medicines

In general, human body is much better adapted to treatment with herbal remedies than with isolated chemical medicines. Humans evolved side-by-side with plants over hundreds of thousands of years and as a result our digestive system and physiology as a whole are driven to digesting and utilizing plant-based foods that often have a medicinal value as well as providing sustenance.

Herbal medicine comes into its own when the distinctions between foods and medicines are removed. For example, lemon improves resistance to infection, oats support convalescence, onion relieves bronchial infections. It means that lemons, oats and onions are food and also medicine.

Though to have eaten a bowl of porridge it increases our stamina, helps the nervous system to function well, provide a good supply of B vitamins and maintain regular bowel function.