Can Herbal Medicine Help You?

Can Herbal Medicine Help You?

Can Herbal Medicine Help You?

The use of botanicals/herbs is well rooted in medical practice. Ancient doctors methodically collected information about herbs and developed well-defined pharmacopoeias to treat a variety of ailments. More than a quarter of all drugs used today contain active ingredients derived from those same ancient plants. It’s estimated that nearly 80 percent of the world’s population use herbs for some aspect of primary health care.

Herbal Medicine can be used to treat almost any condition, either on its alone or with other forms of treatment .Herbal medicine remedies can be used to relieve symptoms of self-limiting conditions. Illnesses which may respond very well to herbal medicine treatment include:

• Headaches and migraines
• Depression, anxiety, and sleep disturbance like insomnia
• Asthma, sinusitis and recurrent respiratory infections
• Generally feeling unwell, tired and lack of energy
• Poor circulation, varicose veins and angina
• Digestive problems, weight loss, constipation, and IBS
• Irregular periods, PMS, infertility and menopausal symptoms
• Recurrent cystitis, kidney infections and prostate enlargement
• Arthritis and fibromyalgia
• Skin problems such as eczema and acne
• Inflammatory condition, gout, rheumatism

There is a large and growing body of opinion to support the belief that an herb or combination of herbs, without ill-effects or side-effects, been used for centuries are capable of producing convincing results and also regarded as been safe and effective. A true herbal remedy is where all the active ingredients are of an herbal origin.

Medical Herbalism is aimed at gently activating the body’s defence mechanisms so as to enable it to heal itself by using the synergy of the whole plant, rather than isolating one active ingredient. There is a strong emphasis on preventative medicine in the traditions of Herbal Medicine.

All living herbs contain many different active ingredients and chemicals and when you use a herbal remedy you are getting the benefit of the combinations of those chemicals. Plant food and herbal medicine also help in another way they provide natural nutrients and enzymes that are essential for life.

For more information on Herbal medicine contact the clinic on 085-2517479