Herbal Medicine is the oldest form of medicine. It is the time honoured tradition of using plants to treat acute and chronic diseases. Medicine is made by extracting the chemical compounds in plants using water, alcohol, honey, vinegar, oils and through fermentation. Plants can also be applied onto the skin.
Herbal Medicine consultation can assist with all aspects of health, including recovery from a stressful time or injury, the body’s detox pathways, indigestion, constipation, acid reflux, rashes, acne, headaches, mental clarity, the common cold, influenza and allergies.
Plant medicine based formulas are created after a thorough intake and as part of a holistic treatment plan.
Treatment may include lifestyle and dietary educational tools to address your health as a complete picture. Recommendations to other modalities may also be suggested.
Herbalists work diligently to address underlying causes of negative symptoms to support the body as a whole and aim to balance your body’s main systems.
Check out the OHA’s Info Sheet for additonal herbal medicine history and for details on why selecting a Registered Herbalist may be a good fit for you.