Throughout history plants have always been used for their healing powers.
Western herbalism is a holistic therapeutic modality using medicinal plants to support the health of the individual. Plants have a multitude of active ingredients working synergistically to achieve the desired healing effect.
Until 1930 the Western Pharmacopoeia consisted largely of plant and mineral substances, thus making herbal medicine a fundamental part of western medicine. Today’s herbal medicine melds ancient wisdom with modern science, a perfect union facilitating the healing process, to restore balance in the human body, mind and spirit.
As an essential component of naturopathic therapies medicinal herbs are prescribed in the form of tinctures, infusions (teas), capsules, pills, salves, ointments and compresses. Herbs are a gentle and effective form of treatment supporting the body’s own healing power.