Origin of Herbal Products and Medicine

Everyone is always talking about how ancient herbal remedies for skincare and medicinal needs have been around forever but have you ever wondered when they actually originated?

It is difficult to define when herbal medicines were first established but there are several different theories on the origins of herbalism.

Origin of Herbal Products and MedicineThe oldest known list of medicinal herbs and their purposes or uses dates back to 3000 B.C., in a written Chinese compilation of oral herbal tradition.

The beginnings of Indian herbal medicine date back to 2000 B.C., and perhaps even before that. The Indian people had an extensive list of herbs and their uses, and many of the plants they used were indigenous to India.

After Ancient China, the ancient Greeks and Romans perpetuated the use of herbal substances for healing. In fact, doctors who traveled with the Roman army as the empire was being built spread their knowledge throughout what is today Europe, in countries like Spain, Germany, France and England. And, some of those doctors wrote herbal instructional texts that were the definitive herbal remedy texts for over 1,500 years.

In more recent history, the Middle Ages, herbalism continued to be a popular method of treatment for many ailments among the monasteries of Great Britain and Europe. Monasteries were the main medical schools, and schools in general, before the creation of the first university in England in the 1200s.

The Herbal Academy says that the tradition of herbalism used to be shrouded in magic and mystery: but today, herbalism is again gaining popularity as a tried and tested alternative to Western medicine practices. While it may not be widely used in hospitals to treat certain things, many of our pharmaceuticals today were derived from herbal practices of years past.

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The Importance of Natural Skin Care Products

Natural Ingredients In this day and age, everything at the grocery store is labeled “gluten-free” and “all-natural.” All-natural, organic foods are supposed to be better for us than regular foods, right? Well, if you believe that you should only be eating foods that contain natural ingredients; shouldn’t the same apply to your skincare?

You might be surprised to find out that many well-known products on the market are not as natural as they label themselves to be. If you suffer from acne or rosacea, or are trying to prevent wrinkles or fine lines, some intense products might be making matters worse.

You should consider switching all of your skincare products, including makeup, to all natural brands. Your face is the world’s first impression of you, after all—it’s important to take care of it.

According to Global Healing Center, natural and organic materials are much better for your face than other products you may be using. If you’re using skincare that’s not good for the skin, you could be absorbing toxins every single day. Many skincare products have parabens in them; even though it’s been acceptable to include parabens in skincare products for many years, recent studies have shown that exposure to parabens may cause reproductive issues, and are also linked to an increased risk of cancer.

It’s important to look for skincare that’s free of harmful chemicals, irritants, preservatives, allergens, and GMOs.

At Arbordoun’s Herbal Skincare Products, we believe in all-natural skincare, free of GMO’s, and formulated with natural, farm-grown herbs. Our products are made by hand, and are anti-inflammatory, anti-biotic, soothing, healing, and perfect for easily irritated or congested skin. Click here to learn more about our products, and call us today at 360-468-2508 if you have any questions about our natural ingredients.