Medicinal herbs contain vitamins, minerals, nutrients (and magic) and have an affinity for specific organs, systems and functions of the body, enhancing the body’s ability to help itself.
Traditional Herbalism recognises that we are all unique. We focus treatment on the person, not the disease. We dig deep to look at the underlying cause, rather than just treating the symptom. When treating Eczema for example, we take into account factors like diet, gut health, stress levels (both physical and emotional), nutrient deficiencies, food sensitivities, and would formulate a herbal tincture that helps to bring the body back into balance, rather than just applying a topical ointment.
Immune boosting herbs like Echinacea can be taken during the Winter months to help to prevent colds and Influenza. Herbs can also be prescribed at the onset of illness to help speed up recovery. Viruses such as Glandular Fever are well known for lingering symptoms of post viral fatigue or swollen glands and Herbal Medicine has a lot to offer to address these symptoms.
Mother Nature has a treasure chest full of tried and tested (for centuries!) remedies for both acute and chronic conditions. Have a chat with your local Herbalist as a full consultation is not always necessary, and they can advise the best option for you.
Herbal medicine is particularly effective for digestive disorders, stress and tension, mood and nervous system disorders, immune related conditions/auto-immunity, hormone imbalances, thyroid support, inflammatory conditions, migraines, skin conditions and the list goes on.
The beauty of Herbal Medicine is that it can be tailored to your individual needs. It can be prescribed for all ages and can be used safely alongside pharmaceutical medication and in pregnancy/lactation, under the supervision of a qualified Medical Herbalist.