Is homeopathy the same as Herbal Medicine?

No.  Homeopathy is much different from herbal medicine.

Neither herbs nor supplements are regulated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), but Homeopathy is.  There are real hazards associated with the use of herbs and supplements, particularly if they are used indiscriminately or irresponsibly.


Remember: herbs are pharmaceuticals in crude form.  They contain small amounts of chemicals, and they act like drugs in the body.  They do interact with pharmaceuticals, and they can alter the physiological functions of many organs.

In short, herbs and supplements have side effects and risks because they are dilute drugs in crude form.  Just because herbs are “natural” does not mean that they are safe.

Remember: Poison Ivy, Deadly Nightshade and Foxglove are all natural herbs that should never be consumed in herbal form because they are extremely toxic

Is homeopathy the same as Herbal Medicine?