Do any GP’s advocate alternative medicine? I’m sure the odd one does, but not many. I find myself rubbishing that GP’s far from objective and unbiased opinion!
Very interesting to see that Aussie GP’s were prescribing homeopathic remedies.
It all depends on the individual product, doesn’t it, and how it’s been processed. I swear by aloe vera gel for burns, that stuff’s amazing, way better than any over-the-counter medicine. I also cut a leaf off my aloe plant, slice the dark green outer off on one side to expose the inner gel, then (very awkwardly) fix that over the burn with a big strip of fabric plaster. Next morning, all the gel from the inside of the leaf’s been absorbed and the burn’s not sore at all.
I burnt the tip of my finger a few weeks ago, ended up with a blister the size of a petit pois, but because it got the aloe leaf treatment straight away it didn’t hurt at all. The blister went white and just shrunk on its own over the next few days, didn’t hurt if I caught it on anything, I forgot it was there unless I saw it.
Natural remedies are fabulous if they’re safe and used in a way that let’s them work.