Herbal Medicine is one of the oldest forms of medicinal treatment and is based wholly on plants. It is the traditional medicine of all cultures and is based on observation and experience.
These days, scientific research validating the medical healing properties of plants, abound. This information also allows herbalists to apply their knowledge with even greater safety.
Herbal medicine is the forerunner of many modern pharmaceutical drugs eg.
- Aspirin is derived from the herb ‘Willowbark’
- Heart drugs are derived from the plant ‘Foxglove’
- ‘Madagascar Periwinkle’ provides drugs for leukaemia.
Herbal Medicine can successfully treat many common health problems and is particularly suited to chronic problems such as: arthritis, asthma, skin disorders, digestive problems and emotional imbalances like anxiety or depression.
Herbal medicine is also very effective for women’s reproductive disorders such as premenstrual syndrome, polycystic ovarian syndrome, menopause and general menstrual problems.
Improving vitality and a good immune system is also a strength of this modality.