"Study nature, Love nature, Stay close to nature. It will never fail you."
- Frank Lloyd Wright

In 1803 a German pharmacist, Friedrich Wilhelm Adam Sertürner, isolated the milky juice of the opium poppy ...

Morphine was born ...

This is considered a scientific breakthrough of immeasurable magnitude ... and indeed it is!

For the first time in the history of man, physicians were able to prescribe precise doses of only the remedially potent part of a plant ...

Before this, medicine was crudely derived from leaves, roots, barks, and flowers ...

It was impossible to standardize dosage ...

Patients could never be sure that the remedy they were taking was actually what it had been represented to be ...

So ... why would we want to go back in time to 'the way it used to be'?

Isn't it better to isolate specific parts of a plant to treat our health?

Well ... this is the thing, consider it for yourself ...

While science gave us quite an elaborate tool with this discovery ...

It also came with some insurmountable drawbacks ...

A plant is quite complicated ...

It consists of much more than just its active principle ...

For example, morphine is only 1 of the 22 active chemical compounds found in the opium plant ...

All plants are made up of active & neutral compounds ...

Most often these compounds work together ...

As a team they are able to do much more than can be accomplished when they are isolated ...

They can control the time it takes for the human body to absorb active elements ...

Quite often the body uses one of a plants elements to treat an immediate issue, while several of its other elements are assisting to correct its underlying cause ...

This creates a much more efficient remedy ...

Bottom line ...

Whole herbs are generally safer for human consumption!