@Markerrag -- That is very true when you are talking about natural cures such as cherry bark, but some people get concerned when their symptoms overwhelm the stuff. What should you do then?
Well, that answer is pretty simple. Use drugs when you need them to deal with more severe illnesses but maybe maintain with natural alternatives when you can get away with it.
A lot of people who swear by natural remedies use that method exactly. Use the natural stuff when you can and take drugs to combat illness only when absolutely necessary.