What is Herbal Medicine?
Also known as Botanical Medicine, it’s a traditional medicine practice based on the use of plants and plant extracts
The use of plants as medicine predates written human history. The use of herbs to treat illness and disease is universal among non-industrialized societies including-:
- Siddha and Ayurvedic medicine systems from Southern Asia
- Chinese herbal medicine
- Unani Tibb medicine
- Native American medicine
- Bush Medicine used by Indigenous Australians.
The World Health Organization estimates that 80% of the worlds population currently uses herbal medicine in some aspect of their primary wellbeing.
Herbal Medicine has a long tradition of use outside conventional medicine. It is becoming mainstream as improvements in analysis and quality control along with advances in clinical research show the value of herbal medicine in treating and preventing disease. Many of the pharmaceuticals currently available used a herbal base including opium, aspirin, digitalis and quinine.
The use of herbal remedies over the past 30 years has increased dramatically as people seek the benefits offered by these age old natural healing plants. Herbs are often used together as a combination may be more effective and a formula can be tailored to the individual’s health needs. Herbal Medicine may be used to assist the many acute and chronic health conditions we see each day in the clinic.
Herbs are available in may different forms-:
- Liquid Extracts
- Tinctures and
- Dry Extracts or Pills
Broome Natural Wellness has an extensive dispensary of high quality Mediherb liquid herbal extracts. Our dispensary is constantly added to and we can formulate individualised remedies for your particular needs. The dose is usually 5ml (a teaspoon) three times daily and can be added to juice or water. Many people think the herbs will taste bitter but such a small amount can be easily taken and many herbs are not at all bitter. We often add Licorice for a great taste additive! Grape juice is a great juice to add them too.
Herbal extracts are fast acting and highly bioavailable and with Mediherb’s extensive testing, you can be assured of the quality and safety. Combined with the fact that formulas are not just “one size fits all”, and are highly effetive as clinical studies show; herbal formulas are an excellent option. Try them and see for yourself!