Welcome to my website about medicinal plants, fruits, and fungi.  All plants that I talk about on this site has documented health benefits. All plants discussed on this website has beneficial properties and can be included in your diet to promote your health.   They should ideally be a part of a healthy diet and a healthy lifestyle.  Including some of these herbs and fruits can be an excellent first step toward a healthier lifestyle if you do not already have a healthy lifestyle.

Supplements,  Not Medicine!

It is essential to remember that all of these plants and fungi are to be consider supplements.  They have beneficial effects but they are not medicine and should never be used as or instead of medicine.  Some websites and “experts” will recommend natural remedies such as the herbs described on this page as remedies for serious and terminal illnesses.  They will claim that modern medicine is lacking and that he can cure diseases that modern medicine can not.  These “experts” prey on the desperate and often sell their remedies at inflated prices. They are nothing but snake oil salesmen of the worst kind and listening to their advice can cost you your life.  Always trust your doctor over any “expert” on alternative healing.   There are countless examples of people who have paid the ultimate price for ignoring modern medicine in favor of alternative healing.

I am not saying that you shouldn’t try everything you can try to get healthy.  There might be an herb out there that can cure your illness.  What I am saying is that you should not stop taking your modern medicine and rely solely on herbs and alternative healing.    Keep taking your medicine and supplement your treatment with herbs and other forms of alternative healing.  This maximizes your chances to prevail.  I strongly recommend that you always ask your doctor before you start ingesting any herb or dietary supplement while you are on medication.  Make sure that there are no known side effects of combining the two before you start supplementing your treatment.    Never ask your doctor if a certain herb or treatment will help you.  They will likely say no.   Ask them if taking the herb or treatment will hurt you.  Then you will get an honest answer and can decide for yourself if you want to try it or not.

Ephedra sinica plantDo not expect too much

None of the plants, herbs, fruits or fungi that we discuss on this page are capable of producing miracles.  They are beneficiary but are unlikely to change your life. At least not immediately.  Do not trust websites that claim otherwise.  These herbs are beneficial but they are no magic bullets.  A good example of this is Ephedra sinica. Ephedra sinica is an Asian plant that contains ephedrine and pseudoephedrine.  Ephedra is often marketed as an easy way to lose a lot of weight quickly by people praying on your desire to lose weight.  The truth is that Ephedra can help you lose weight and gain energy but it is only an edge, it is not a solution.  Ephedra will not make you thin if you keep the same diet and lifestyle as before.  It can, however, allow you to see faster results if you improve your diet and start exercising.

This is true for all benefical plants i describe on this page.  They are beneficial. They give you an edge. But they are not magical.