Why Chose Organic Herbal Remedies?

From: Boots Herbal Stores
Published: Wed Dec 07 2005

Are you concerned that the herbal remedies you buy could be harmful to you and your family? With news reports about GM (genetically modified) foods, chemicals on food affecting people's health and the intelligence of children, it's no wonder that even in illness many are looking to organic herbs as an option.


Organic farming produces plant and animal foods without the excessive use of chemicals. It focuses on using fertile soil along with a variety of crops to maintain healthy growing conditions which produce a food with more nutrients and less chemicals than typical commercial foods. Organic farming prohibits the growing of GM foods, a controversial issue among commercial growers.

Herbs grown on organic farms are treated properly with room to grow, and are fed healthy, natural fertilizer sources not laden with other chemicals nor sprayed with pesticides.


One of the common benefits proclaimed about organic herbs is that they taste better - but there are many other benefits to incorporating organic herbs into your diet. Besides the physical benefits to you there are environmental benefits and benefits to the crop and people who live and work on the farms.


Organic Herbs prevent people from ingesting regular amounts of pesticides and insecticides commonly found in commercial products. Some research suggests that this excessive use of chemicals in food can be linked to increased health problems and interferes with the healthy development of children.


Organic food and herbs also protect the planet. Organic farming ensures that bio-diversity remains available in the foods we eat and the wildlife that live on the farms. Fruits and vegetables are naturally available in 100's of varieties. Commercial growing limits the variety of each food available by mass producing only a handful. Many species of birds, insects and other animals are affected by the chemicals and farming conditions used in growing commercial foods.

Organic farms grow a mix of crops and promote a balanced ecosystem including insects that protect crops from pests and worms and other micro-organisms which fertilize the soil.


Organic farming is considered 'sustainable' farming. The workers are not as exposed to dangerous toxins or working and living conditions. This enables people to continue growing healthy foods for the rest of society without reliance on huge machinery and chemicals.

On organic farms the animals' needs are given priority. Healthy food, clean living conditions and freedom to behave like animals means healthier animals. When animals are sick they are cared for individually according to their actual needs.

Organic, sustainable farming protects humans, animals and the environment. Increasing the demand for organic products will encourage
this form of farming and ensure that the food supply available to our children is a healthy one.

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The Ethically Sourced Brand "Viridian" - available through www.ethicalvitamins.co.uk - sources predominately Organic Herbs and is also available on the High Street, through Boots Herbal Stores. Call 01782 617463
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Contact Name: Keith Woolley
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