Botanical medicine has been around for thousands of years dating back to the Paleolithic era.
Botanical medicine uses plants and extracts the medicinal properties from the flower, root, fruit or stem to treat conditions and promote healing. The medicinal properties come from the active chemical compounds extracted from the parts of the plant.
Botanical medicine can be administered in liquid form as a tincture containing alcohol or glycerin, in loose-leaf form as a tea, in solid form as a capsule or tablet and in semi-solid form as an ointment, lotion or cream for topical application. Herbs can be mixed together or delivered in single form. Because herbs have mechanisms of action similar to synthetic prescription drugs, it is advised to check for potential drug interactions prior to starting botanical medicine.
Botanical can treat a variety of health conditions including:
- Mental Health (anxiety, depression etc.)
- Digestive concerns (GERD, constipation, IBS etc.)
- Infections (cold & flu, sore throat etc.)
- Skin conditions (candida, eczema, psoriasis, tinea etc.)
- Joint or muscular pain
- Ear and eye concerns (infections, styes, etc)
- Pediatric conditions (teething, colic, rashes)
- Women’s health (menstrual cramping, hotflashes, morning sickness)
- Fatigue & burn out