As a culture, we are fairly impatient. In this world of drive-through restaurants and high-speed internet we’re accustomed to getting what we want…right now. Modern medicine often falls into the trap of trying to fix medical conditions immediately. If the pills don’t work fast enough, we get more pills, radiation or surgery. Herbs, by their very nature lend themselves to a more natural and gradual process. Be patient and allow the body time to restore its self. Most of us would rather drive over a bridge that was carefully planned and constructed over a period of months than one that was thrown together in one night.
As a rule of thumb, herbalists figure on about a month of therapy and recovery for every year the problem has existed. Be patient with the patient. It takes time.