Metaphysical Q&A About Taking Herbs

Are herbs safe to take?

Herbs are food! You should be more concerned about what your daily meal consumption decisions are doing to your overall health. Natural herbal healing is a superior method to the ingestion of processed and artificial "food" items or supplements that are better left on the shelf.

When opting for herbal teas, supplements, and smoothie powders keep in mind that most plants are edible and is an optimal food source of nutrition. It is best to consult with an herbalist for guidance.

Since ingredients are not always properly labeled nor contain the actual herbs listed you should exercise caution when purchasing from various sellers. At House of Imhotep we provide all food grade fresh herbs purely grown in nature.

Should I trust nature or Man Made Medicine?

Nature is the alternative to man made prescriptions. Herbal supplements is a nutritive source of preventive medicine. It is not recommended to mix herbal healing methods with synthetic supplements, drugs and/or prescribed medications. You should always consult with your doctor prior to taking a purely plant based supplement on your own accord. Medications provided by your doctor can interact negatively and/or make the herb ineffective altogether. If you would like to utilize herbs as a preventive aid or as a naturally aggressive treatment talk to your nutritional physician and herbalist about possibly weaning off of medications and incorporating more nature bound treatments that include dietary consumption.

How do I take herbs?

Edible Herbs are available in various forms and have recommended uses listed here on our website. Powdered herbs can be consumed as tea an addition to fruit smoothies, your favorite juice, and in a vegetable cellulose capsule. The great thing about natural plant based supplements is that you can take them on an empty stomach! Do not drink coffee or carbonated beverages when taking herbs. The caffeine in these drinks will bind together and negatively affect optimal herbal absorption.

How to avoid side effects of Herbal Medications?

Healing internally is a mind, body and spirit connection. Simply running to the herbal shop after watching an episode of Dr. Oz is not a recommended practice.

Side effects of herbal medicine can be avoided and/or maintained by opting for a natural holistic diet regimen that complements the herbs assimilation with the body. Proper digestion and absorption is key. Consult with an herbalist to be informed about mixing herbs and to adapt a designated regimen for your specific needs.

What if the herbs don't work?

Just as it takes time for your body to adjust to new foods the same applies to herbs. It is best to consume herbs on a regular basis for optimal benefits. You must remain consistent and be patient in your healing process. Dedicate your daily activities to include practices that promote health and wellness.

Sometimes with herbal medicine we need to go back to the drawing board and examine any new and/or conflicting issues with a persons diet and lifestyle routine.

Why are the herbs list recommended for several ailments?

Herbs are extremely versatile and historically documented to adjust individually to your most urgent ailment or deficiency. Plants are chemists that activate your eternal healing intelligence to speed up the healing process.

Does all herbs work the same for all people?

No. Results may vary from person-to-person however you must be open, patient and consistent with finding what herb works best for you.

What do you recommend I should do to improve my health?

Be more consistent with using herbs on a daily basis in combination with proper eating habits, exercise and rest. Include your emotional, mental and spiritual approach to your well-being.  All are important factors in the approach to improving your health.