Herbal Medicine, also called botanical Medicine or Phytomedicine, refers to using a plant’s seeds, berries, roots, leaves, bark, or flowers for medicinal purposes. Herbalism has a long tradition of use outside of conventional medicine. It is becoming more mainstream as improvements in analysis and quality control along with advances in clinical research show the value of herbal medicine in the treating and preventing disease.
Plants had been used for medicinal purposes long before recorded history. Ancient Chinese and Egyptian papyrus writings describe medicinal uses for plants as early as 3,000 BC. Indigenous cultures (such as African and Native American) used herbs in their healing rituals, while others developed traditional medical systems (such as Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine) in which herbal therapies were used. Researchers found that people in different parts of the world tended to use the same or similar plants for the same purposes.
The use of Herbal supplements has increased dramatically over the past 30 years in all of its variants like dried, capsules, tablets, and liquid extract (its most and easiest absorbed from as well as cost effective). The latter being by far my personal preference. We source it from the top manufacturers who test the raw materials for Radiation, Toxins, Heavy Metals etc. so we get the best product available.
Often, herbs may be used together because the combination is more effective and may have fewer side effects.
Herbal medicine maybe used to treat many conditions from chronic to acute and from degenerative to pain to systemic conditions.
We use Western and Eastern (Chinese and Ayurvedic) Herbal Medicine.
Herbal Medicine is practiced in many cultures and has been successfully used for thousands of years. An Herbalist will prepare a treatment based on the consultation that they have with their client. Generally plants and plant parts are used within the herbal remedy, but some cultures will also use animal or mineral products in their herbal mixtures. The herbal remedy may take the form of teas, capsules, tablets, extracts, or tinctures, to name a few. Herbal Medicine is effective as the ingredients in the remedy contain natural chemicals and compounds that have biological activity.