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Unlock The Power of Herbs
We have all used herbs in one form or another, be it oregano in your spaghetti, cinnamon in your baking, sipping a calming chamomile tea or perhaps you’ve taken turmeric supplements for joints.
Herbal medicine is described as “the therapeutic use of plant preparations to help prevent disease, enhance health and alleviate suffering”. Archaeological evidence indicates that the use of medicinal plants dates back over 60,000 years ago.
Many of the pharmaceuticals currently available to physicians today have a long history of use as herbal remedies, including artemisinin, opium, aspirin, digitalis, and quinine. Over 7,000 medical compounds in modern drugs are still made from plants and plant derivatives.
Herbal remedies across the globe
The World Health Organization estimates 70-95% of people In developing countries still rely on traditional medicine as their primary form of health care.
In Germany, prescription drugs are sold alongside essential oils, herbal extracts, or herbal teas and are seen by many as a preferred treatment to medicines that have been industrially produced.
In India the herbal treatments are so popular that the government established a dedicated department under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and created The National Medicinal Plants Board in order to deal with the herbal medical system.
In New Zealand, plant medicine was taught at medical schools well into the middle of the 20th century. Prior to the recent advent of synthetic drugs in the late 19th century, physicians used safe and effective plant medicines to heal their patients.
Modern Herbal Medicine
Herbal medicine as practiced today is a blend of traditional herbal knowledge and modern medical science. With the best of both worlds, customers can benefit from the combined knowledge and wisdom of both these approaches.
Medicinal plants contain nourishing nutrients (naturally occurring vitamins, minerals, trace elements) as well as unique phytochemicals that effectively re-balance and strengthen human physiology. They are quite different from vitamin supplements which will cover a nutritional gap but don’t have the additional deeper and long-term benefits that herbs have.
Rising demand for herbs for the prevention of mental disorders, cognitive function, eye health, insomnia, stress and gastrointestinal conditions is anticipated to boost the demand for botanicals. Furthermore, rising concerns over the adverse effects of modern medicines are expected to promote the use of botanical extracts as ingredients for dietary supplements.
Nature’s Sunshine - Herbal Experts since 1972
Nature’s Sunshine made history by being the first company to encapsulate herbs and for 50 years have brought the power of herbal remedies to millions of customers across the globe.
Ingredients you can trust
Premium, trusted quality starts with pure, potent and sustainably sourced ingredients. Nature’s Sunshine goes direct to the source to examine the fields, monitor the harvest practices and inspect the quality and processing techniques.
Each product is manufactured and tested against the most rigorous of standards, undergoing over 600 quality and purity tests including: heavy metals, radiation, pathogens, herbicides and pesticides.
Born in the Wild - Proven in the Lab
The Nature’s Sunshine Medical and Scientific Advisory Board includes world renowned medical professionals, researchers and scientists that drive the innovation and development of the product range. All formulations undergo clinical studies to confirm their safety and efficacy.
All Nature’s Sunshine products are developed, manufactured, tested and packaged in their state of the art facilities to ensure they meet the most stringent global expectations and regulations.
Nature’s Sunshine are strongly committed to continued sustainable and ethical integrity. Fair trade, carbon neutral, GMO free and 100% recyclable packaging are core brand values.
Nature’s Sunshine has a something in the range for everyone, from everyday essentials to targeted healthcare solutions. Their pure, potent and proven promise delivers the product and results you can trust.