GATEWAY TO WELLNESS


HERBAL MEDICINE

Since the beginning of time humans used herbs for food and medicine.

WHAT IS HERBAL MEDICINE?

Herbal medicine, or phytotherapy, is the science of using herbal remedies to treat the sick.   Therefore it covers everything from medicinal plants with powerful actions, such as Digitalis and Belladona, to those with very gentle actions, such as chamomile, mint and many others.

“Gentle” action also means that these “simple” medicinal plants do not as a rule have any appreciable toxic effects, and may therefore be safely taken over extended period of time.

Quoted from: Herbal Medicine, by Rudolf Fritz Weiss MD p1.

In this clinic, the herbs are prescribed in liquid form such as herbal extract or mother tincture. For people who do not like a liquid form we have variety of herbal tablets. The medicinal action of these herbs is due to the total combination of constituents. Some herbs are used totally, meaning the whole herb is used, and some partially such as leaves or stem, or just root. Never-the-less the combination of different herbs plays the outmost importance to the outcome making the body healthier and stronger.

For a practitioner it is necessary to know the individual herbs, their potential actions, their indications and contra indications. It is important to understand the potential of herbs in Preventative Medicine and in convalescence after a serious problems or operations, to strengthen the effected organs and help to improve the function of same. And because of these properties herbs have a gentle action that takes time to produce the effects in few weeks or few months.

Herbs are used for many different ailments with great outcome.