Ancient healing wisdom, inherently in tune with Nature.
Herbal Medicine is one of the oldest, safest, and most effective healing techniques used by humans & animals alike. It's been described as "ecological healing", as it's from our shared evolutionary heritage with the plant kingdom that herbal remedies do their work. Complex interactions between humans & plants have produced an integrated biological matrix where our needs have always been met by Nature, and our shared biology has created a symbiosis that continues to serve the health of our bodies and also the planet.
The use of herbs as a source of healing is inherent in all cultures & historical times, and they continue to be the foundation of much of modern medicine, with researchers preferring to view single chemical compounds derived from plant sources as the most effective means of accessing their therapeutic effects. Yet however successful the search for 'active ingredients' continues to be, applying an entirely reductionist view to plant medicines limits their healing potential to augment the inherent wholeness of life within us. Their use reminds us that healing is a much deeper phenomenon than a single plant chemical, and involves all of what it means to be human.
Herbal medicine includes the use of teas, tinctures, and various topical applications such as lotions & salves used in therapeutic doses, which are custom formulated to meet your specific health needs & considerations. For more information on specific herbs, actions, pharmacology, and links to various herbal resources such as education & dispensaries check out my sister site, The Naturopathic Herbalist.