Herbal Medicine goes as far back as Hippocrates in 450 BCE. Hippocrates
says “Let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food”.
In the practice of Herbal Medicine, we use the therapeutic properties of
plants to aid the body with its healing processes. Herbs are made up of
complex constituents, which work together within a formula. Every herb
has an action, which affects different organs/conditions within the body
and each practitioner is trained to prescribe an appropriate herbal
formula. Herbs come in the form of tinctures, powders and teas.
A Naturopathic Herbalist, not only uses herbs, but also Bach flower remedies, tissue salts, nutrition and detoxification. The naturopathic approach is to treat the person as a whole, which includes not only the physical but the mental and emotional to create a balance within the body to improve health and create a sense of wellbeing.
Herbs can be used for a variety of symptoms, which may include:
- Digestive problems
- High blood pressure
- Skin issues
- Sleep problems
- Low energy