Originally Posted by LovebirdsFlying
Is there any reason I should trust an herbalist over a doctor?
You should not trust the majority of herbalists.
You should also not trust the majority of doctors.
Ditto for personal trainers, nutritionists, chiropractors, hairdressers, mechanics, etc etc etc.
Do the research, educate yourself, take EVERYTHING and everyone with a grain of salt (or a whole shaker of salt) until you have verified the trustworthiness of a particular practitioner. Even then, do not ever turn your critical thinking off, when it comes to something as important as your own health. You are in charge.