If they work they should get lab-tested. If they refuse to lab-testing is only because it is charlatans defending them, selling you placebos.Martha wrote:Of course they do. They've worked for centuries - long before modern pharmacopia arrived on the scene! I regularly use herbal remedies and they work for me.
Alternative medicine is the medicine whose only characteristic is that it has not been proven to work. And my words are carefully chosen. Has not been proven to work is very different from proven not to work. Of course there could be very effective drugs still to industrialize.
In my mind there is no difference between believing in alternative remedies and believing in prayer.
By the way, I do not defend pharmaceutical corporations, they follow practices that I consider totally unethical. Typical examples include the fact that they don't give a shit about diseases or conditions that affect the poorer zones in the world, because those affected can't pay for the cure.
Or the fact that they exaggerate the powers of active ingredients as long as they are packaged under their brand. Which is, of course, absolute bollox.
Good for you and your herbal remedies. But don't blame modern medicine when it is capitalism to blame.