Herbal medicine has existed before written history according to archaeological findings
It is holistic, meaning that the condition of both the mind and body of an individual are attended to and treated.
It aims to help an individual's own immune system to heal itself by nourishing and stimulating the body's own healing mechanisms in order to treat a condition.
Herbal medicine has formed the basis of many orthodox treatments that are seen at large today.
Benefits of Herbal medicine over Orthodox medicine
Herbal medicine tends to have fewer side effects on patients compared to orthodox medication. They may also be safer to use over long periods of time.
Herbal medicine is also known to increase the immunity. regulate hormones, improves digestion, supports adrenal glands to support and manage stress better of an individual, especially since the herbs used helps to get the body back to normal by normalising the internal functions. This means unlike orthodox medicine you take herbal medicine until the body heal and achieve optimum health.
Western Herbalism was primarily evolved from the ancient Greeks, when they surpassed the ancient Egyptians as the predominant medical researchers of their time.
It involves the use of herbs to create medicines that target a specific ailment, such as a headache or a cold. The herbs used tend to originate from European countries, however, herbs from all over the world can be used.
The medicines produced usually contain more than one herb, resulting the the body being treated to in various ways.