Western Herbal Medicine


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Welcome to the most widely used and oldest system of medicine in the world – herbs, medical herbalism, botanical therapy, phyto therapy, all ways of taking the plant path for healing. It is no coincidence that the majority of our current conventional pharmaceutical drugs have their biologically active compounds derived from plants. Herbs can be topically applied, like creams, soaps and ointments, or vaporised, like oil inhalations and sprays, as well as taken orally, such as teas, tinctures, extracts, tablets, and capsules. Note the cross over here between food and medicine, as many herbs are also renown as “super foods”. This is one of the many different ways that herbs can be effective in restoring good health, as well as preventing illness. Imagine a kitchen without garlic, or what the world was like before antibiotics. Journey on the plant path to find out so much more.