Or you could simply beleive historical evidence that something works. Depends on who you are I guess. If you are a straight laced person who does what he is told to do and believes that authority always tells the truth, then you go the route you suggest. If you are a free thinking person who understands that most people are intentional or unintentional liars, you always think about what is said and make your own conclusions. Thousands of people cured over hundreds of years by some plant is enough proof for me. I don't need a man in a suit to give me permission to believe that thousands of people cured over hundreds of years means something is safe. You will have to explain your sympathy. Looks like a dominance ploy to me. You infer you have superior knowledge but you don't put it out there for examination. That is the defintion of a dominance ploy. What? Are you saying doctors and corporate representatives do not wear suits or special clothing to designate who they are? You do live on planet earth don't you? All the doctors I meet wear either white or green. All the corporate representatives I have seen were wearing suits. And all of that is performed by people wearing white outfits, green outfits, and suits. Just like I said. You don't suppose a company would produce a study showing Tiger Lilly was ineffective and Viagra was effective because they own Viagra stock do you? Weird how both respondents make the same comment. I think you need to open your mind. Go on the TV and get some pictures from those doctor shows of people cut up for surgery. Then get some pictures from Iraq or Palestine of people who were tortured. They both look the same. I do not understand how you can be so certain. There are many types of medicine all over the world. Why is it western medicine that is known for cutting human bodies open? Why? Oh lordy. People are impossible. The testing you hold up as the holy grail is worthless because Western Medicine is about money, not health. How many medicines have passed all those trials you mention, then gone on to harm or kill people? I can't even begin to count them all. Thalidomide was given to pregnant mothers. Thalidomide produced deformed babies. What do your scientific trials have to say to all those deformed people? Vioxx was marketed as a pain reliever. Vioxx was removed from the market after they discovered it was killing people by heart attack. What about your scientific trials in that situation? The scientific trials you champion are a joke. They are something the drug companies produce to bamboozle accepting people like yourself. Drug companies are about money. Money is about getting to market as fast as possible. Getting to market as fast as possible means producing studies that only say good things about the product. I shouldn't get so worked up. It takes years for people to break their training to obey authority and begin to think on their own. I know you guys can't help yourselves. It is just so frustrating to see authority waste years of your guys lives while you work to throw off their control before you become truly independent minded and independent thinking human beings who learn what the world is really about.