Herbal remedies have been with us since the beginning of humanity; archeological research dates some of the herbs found near former settlements as far as 60, 000 years old.
Ancient civilizations relied on herbal remedies in their rituals and medicinal treatments. Soon enough native herbs became a part of the cultural background and local folklore, giving birth to Traditional Western Herbalism, Chinese Traditional Medicine or Ayurveda, to name a few.
Herbal remedies are vast in number and usages, some can be safely used for minor ailments and some need a supervision of an experienced practitioner who can provide a guidance on their safe usage.
Unlike homeopathy, herbs cannot be used in every walk of life. Some of them should not be taken during childhood, pregnancy, or whilst taking certain medications.