This is tough to answer as it completely depends on the patient and the disease. It’d best if you consult a licensed medical physician, who is familiar with the herbs or any experienced naturopathic physician. No doctor can advise upon this in the absence of scientific research using pharmaceutical drugs and herbs together. However, usually doctors or physicians recommended using one or the other therapy alone as the best.
Yes, herbs are completely safe. Plants that relish comprehensive culinary and therapeutic usage are generally safe. You can make your food even tastier by adding number of herbs and make it healthier too. For example, adding 2-3 leaves of ‘Tulsi’ while preparing tea not only adds a flavor to it but it becomes a cure of various ailments like cough and cold or allergies. While, a few herbs may cause allergies and reactions that are widely used in foods, such individual concerns are also seen with several foods, and do not moderate the safety profile of the herbs that are generally recognized as safe.
This decision completely varies upon once choice. However, there are many good reasons to consider herbal products over other medications. The best reason is that herbs and herbal products provide real health benefits and maintains a remarkable safety profile. This is the reason behind their widespread popularity since years. Natural substances, which were readily available, were the first medicines used by humans. Not only this, all our primitive and ancient civilizations throughout the world have relied on herbs because of their effectiveness. In fact, WHO (World Health Organization) has estimated that 80% of the world’s population still use the traditional therapies as their primary health care tools.