Herbal Medicine is the use of plants and plant extracts to treat illness and disease and to maintain optimal health and well-being.
It blends traditional wisdom with modern, scientifically validated plant medicine.
A qualified Herbalist will have at least a BSc (or equivalent) and will have undergone continuous professional development since graduating.
Every culture of every era has, until recently, depended on plants for healing.
Herbal medicine seeks to find out the drivers of disease and remove the roadblocks to better health. It can be used in conjunction with mainstream medication and also as a stand-alone therapy.
Herbal medicine is suitable for people of all ages, including children. A medical herbalist recognizes that no two people are the same, no treatment plan will ever be identical.
Treatment typically consists of a blend of liquid herbs and teas which are tailored to the individual.
There may also be topical preparations prescribed depending on what is being treated.
Lifestyle, nutritional and supplement recommendations also form a major part of the treatment plan.
Herbal medicine treatment typically takes place over the course of several months, with everyone responding differently.
Some may respond very quickly whereas others may take a longer time to reach their goals.