The statements contained in the Pure Home Essentials website are presented for educational purposes, and have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Nothing contained in this site should be construed, nor is intended to be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Should you have any health care related questions, please call or see your physician or other qualified health care provider promptly. The use of herbs is a time-honored approach to strengthening the body and treating disease. For thousands of years, various cultures have employed herbs for soothing, relieving, or even curing many common health problems, a fact not ignored by medical science. The pharmaceutical industry, after all, arose as a consequence of people using herbs as medicine. However, herbs contain active substances that may trigger side effects and interact with other herbs, supplements, or medications. For these reasons, people should take herbs only under the supervision of a health care provider knowledgeable in the field of botanical medicine. The effectiveness of some remedies is backed by scientific research, but others are supported by anecdotal evidence only. Proceed with caution, especially if you are pregnant, taking prescription drugs, allergic to certain foods, plants, or other substances, or are treating a child or infant. Remain open-minded, question everything, and evaluate evidence for safety and effectiveness. Listen to your body, and watch for signs of mending versus deterioration. The information on this website represents a starting point on the path to an understanding of the uses and functions of medicinal herbs, spices, food, and how our bodies respond to them. Thank you for visiting our Boutique Apothecary.