Per the FDA, if I make claims of a product helping someone, my product can be classified as a "drug". Almost since the beginning of the universe, there have been plants. Without plants there would be no morning caffeine, no "drugs", no life itself! Plants were the precursors to almost all the pharmaceutical drugs on the market. Researchers saw the old studies. They pulled out the pieces that they thought did healing. Of course, the only way the drug companies can make money is if they can synthesize it and patent it. Plant components are not patent-able. There is no big money in working with "real" ingredients. Our ingredients come from the plants. Essential oils are distilled from plants and have been for hundreds of years. Herbs are the dried plants. If you are a Christian, you know that God gave us what we need to be healthy....if we will only learn from our excesses. Thank you, Kathleen