What Is Herbal Medicine?
Herbal medicine is the oldest and still the most widely used system of medicine in the world today. It is an effective and natural way in assisting the body’s own healing capacity and promoting optimal health and wellbeing.
At Bodhi Wellness, your Naturopathic practitioner draws on traditional wisdom and understanding of the healing properties of plants and practices Western Herbal Medicine which is based on European herbal medicine traditions.
Why Try Herbal Medicines?
Herbal medicine is increasingly being validated by scientific investigation which seeks to understand the active chemistry of individual plants. Many modern pharmaceuticals have been based on, or derived from chemicals found in plants. An example is the heart medication digoxin derived from foxglove (Digitalis purpurea).
What Conditions Can Be Treated?
Herbal remedies are used for many acute and chronic conditions, such as:
- Improvement or general support of digestive
- Immune disorders
- Endocrine disorders
- Nervous system disorders
They are also used to assist in removing waste and toxins from body, or topically to promote healing of the skin.
What Do Herbal Medicines Look Like?
Herbal Medicines come in a variety of preparations including liquid, powder, tablet, capsule and tea. When professionally prescribed, they are safe, effective and supportive to your health care needs.
It is important to take any herbal medicine under the guidance of your practitioner who has taken a full history and understands your individual concerns and body’s requirements as well as any other medication you may be currently taking.
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