I don't take medications. I very rarely will take anything prescribed from my Dr or over the counter. I have to be in a lot of pain or really sick. Otherwise, I am toughing it out. If I have a headache, upset stomach, back pain, PMS, or anything of the like...I take a few bowl hits of my sweet herb and I am giggling and forgetting what is wrong with me within minutes. If I am too sick...then it makes me fall asleep after I eat and drink a little. So, it's my cure all. Of course, I can't use it for everything (infection), but it's my preferred pain reliever.