“Herbal remedies may date back centuries, but their appeal to the modern consumer is unprecedented. Experts project herbal supplement sales will soon surpass $86 billion globally, and industry groups claim over 170 million Americans consume supplements each year. As pharmaceutical prices continue to rise, the attraction of natural medicines is obvious: bold claims, low costs, and no prescription required.
But the sweet promises of supplement manufacturers often obscure a darker reality: The industry remains shockingly unregulated. This dynamic gives rise to 21st-century snake oil salesmen, who hawk wares that range from useless to dangerous online.
Which supplements have captured people’ imaginations, and how many of these remedies have science on their side? We surveyed more than 1,300 people about the supplements they use and their reasons for doing so. We then checked the evidence supporting these herbal medicines, exploring how common cures may actually prove problematic. Keep reading to learn which herbal healing techniques are the most popular, and which could actually do more harm than good.”
Interested in reading more about the rise in natural remedies and supplements in the United States? Curious how other people feel about the transition? Check out the full article and read the entire report put together by BodyLogicMD to learn more about the rise in natural medicine opposed to prescription drugs.
What are your thoughts about this report? Do you use any of the remedies included in the report? What are your go-to natural remedies? We’d love to know!