Tag: neutraceuticals

Medicinal plants vs. pharmaceuticals; why are so many immigrants choosing plants instead.

Medicinal plants vs. pharmaceuticals; why are so many immigrants choosing plants instead. The NY Times in a recent investigative article found that many immigrants who grew up using plants with medicinal properties would choose to continue to use the plants. While many of these substances have not been properly scrutinized, it does not mean they are unsafe or ineffective. On the contrary, the use of so called neutraceuticals is growing and do not require a prescription from a doctor necessarily. Many pharmaceuticals require a prescription because they are not safe enough for broad uncontrolled use. While some pharmaceuticals are plant Read More »