TODA's Products and Historical use of the
The use of medicinal plants to help maintain
good health is older than recorded history. Many of the herbs we use today (such as garlic and bilberry) were
recommended by physicians, and used by common people thousands of years ago for many of the same health problems
that we use them for today. The use of medicinal herbs is also mentioned in most spiritual works throughout the
world; the Bible is one example. According to the Old Testament, one of the chief complaints of the children of
Israel on their long journey was that they had no garlic with them.
When the children of Israel were lost, hungry, and wandering
in the wilderness of Sinai, they had garlic and other herbs on their mind. "We remember the fish, which we did eat
in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks, the onions, and the garlic," they cried unto Moses in
One of the first recorded heart formulas was made by the
first century Greek pharmacist, Dioscorides, who prescribed garlic preparations to clean the arteries long before
the scientific understanding of circulation was established.
Today, a growing body of scientific evidence is validating
the rich history of botanical medicine by demonstrating many benefits to human health offered by the