To find the health benefits of any herb, you can now go to WebMD.com. Herbs have been used for over 5,000 years for health and healing. Medications are relatively new. In the late 1800s the most popular medical treatment was bleeding or bloodletting. Many drugs are being recalled. University of Maryland Medical Center says that St. John's wort works as well on depression as does Prozac, Celexa and Zoloft but without the side effects.

Many are suing Pfizer since they did not warn people that Zoloft can cause serious birth defects. The most popular herb in China and the world is green tea. WebMD.com has an article called Health Benefits of Green Tea. It says:

Green tea is so good for you that it's even got researchers raving.

"It's the healthiest thing I can think of to drink," says Christopher Ochner, PhD. He's a research scientist in nutrition at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital. "Green tea is beyond a super food."

It says that it is good for healthy cells, heart health, brain health, diabetes, weight loss, cancer and even stress. Here is an article called Are Herbs Healthier Than Medications. It mentions some of the celebrities killed by medications like Michael Jackson (the king of pop) and Elvis Presley (the king of rock).

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