Herbal medicine is the use of plant remedies in the treatment of disease. It is the original natural medicine and has been used to treat illness for thousands of years. Today, medical herbalism combines the traditional use of herbs with modern scientific knowledge and research.
Herbal medicine can treat almost any condition that you might take to your doctor. It can also be of benefit in convalescence and as preventative healthcare. Qualified herbalists are trained to work safely and effectively alongside orthodox medication and to know when to refer an individual to a doctor or other therapist if necessary.
An important difference between medical herbalism and orthodox medicine is that herbalists seek to address the underlying causes of ill health in each patient as well as treating their symptoms. By doing so, we treat the whole person individually rather than just their disease. We aim to rebalance and strengthen the system overall and support the bodyís natural ability to heal itself and maintain long term optimum health.