Herbal Medicine

Herbal medicine has been used for over two thousand years to treat illness and restore good health. It is the origin of modern medicine. It is still the most widely practised form of medicine worldwide with more than 80% of the world’s population relying on herbs for health.

The modern medical herbalist is trained in the medical sciences and combines elements of traditional herbal practice with modern scientific research. She will be trained in the same diagnostic skills as orthodox doctors but will take a more holistic approach to illness. She will identify the underlying cause of the problem and it is this which is treated, not just the symptoms, with the treatment individually tailored to each clients needs.

Herbal medicines are made from the whole plant, resulting in a naturally balanced remedy which is easily absorbed by the body and less likely to cause any side effects. They support the body’s own self-healing mechanisms in order to restore a balanced state of health.

Herbal medicine offers a safe, gentle and effective approach to health care. It is suitable for everyone

Common complaints seen by herbalists include:

  • Asthma and hay fever
  • Acne, eczema and psoriasis
  • Arthritis and muscular aches and pains
  • Digestive and bowel disorders
  • PMS, painful periods, menopause, hot flushes
  • Cystitis and urinary problems
  • Recurrent respiratory infections
  • Stress, anxiety, depression and insomnia