What is Herbal Medicine

Herbal medicine is defined as the study or practice of the medicinal and therapeutic use of plants, to promote health and healing. It is the oldest and most widely used form of medicine in the world today.

There are specific advantages from using herbal medicine for the treatment of many conditions. Herbal medicines rarely have any of the side effects associated with mainstream medicine, as the properties of plants allow them to gently work with the body to aid healing.

Through scientific research, we are able to understand more about the phytochemical make-up of plants and herbs, and how they can be used in natural healing.

Herbal practitioners are trained in orthodox Western medical diagnosis, and use plant based medicines as part of a holistic and individual approach to the treatment of their patients. Herbal practitioners in the UK have the right to provide primary diagnosis.

Medical Herbalists can help with many conditions:

Functional dyspepsia, irritable bowel syndrome, premenstrual syndrome, back pain, osteoarthritis, depression, migraine,acute infections including acute; rhinosinusitis, common cold, upper respiratory tract infections, influenza types A and B.