The use of herbal medicine


Class : Basic 2

Subject : English Comprehension.

Topic : The use of herbal medicine.


Content :

Herbal medicine is the practice of using plants to treat many sicknesses such as asthma, eczema, malaria fever, yellow fever and cough.


One of the most important plants in preparing herbal medicine is aloe vera. Others are ferns and yarrow.

The aloe vera plant has been used for thousand of years to heal sicknesses like burns, wound, skin irritations, and constipation. It is grown in Nigeria and other African nations.



Many people now use herbal medicine more than ever before.

This is because they believe that it has a very low risk of side effects.


This is not to say that herbal medicine are completely safe.

Some of the most dangerous drugs are extracted from plants, which serve as the raw material.


Answer these questions :

1. What is herbal medicine ?

2. What is herbal medicine used for ?

3. What is aloe vera ?

4. Why do people use herbal medicine ?

5. Is herbal medicine completely safe?

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