Herbal medicine provides relief for a number of conditions, acute and chronic. In the hands of a qualified herbalist, you will find that herbs are a safe and effective addition to your health regime, alongside your prescription drugs or on their own and always as part of a newly acquired approach to life. Whether as teas, powders, alcoholic extracts (tinctures), glycerine extracts (glycerites), essential oils or aromatic waters, as a simple (just one herb) or working synergistically in a formula, skilfully used, herbs help your body attain balance, detoxify and restore its health, by strengthening the body’s natural abilities to heal and removing the obstacles to it. In my clinical experience, I have found herbs very useful in the presence of stress related conditions (bad memory, insomnia, headaches, hormonal imbalances, digestive issues), women’s reproductive system, obesity, low immunity, inflammatory conditions, skin conditions, low mood, anxiety, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) and a long etc.
Herbal Medicine is probably the most ancient type of healthcare system. As far back as our memory goes in human history, the use of herbs has co-existed with us. From indigenous peoples and ancient civilisations to early 18th century and modern integrated medicine, the skill of using nature’s pharmacopeia to heal has been the province of healers, shamans, midwives, Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine practitioners, the first medical doctors and modern herbalists and integrated medicine doctors nowadays. As to what modern pharmacy concerns, Phytochemistry has always been and still is the main source of bioactive principles for modern medicines, isolated and synthesised in labs. As modern herbalists, however, we believe that a whole herb is more than the addition of its parts for in their natural environment (the plant) phytochemicals seem to balance each other and reinforce their effects in ways science has not yet been able to explain.