Tag Archives: Herbal Medicine

Herbal Medicine Philosophy

by in Herbal Medicine Philosophy February 12, 2021

Herbal Medicine is holistic.  The word holistic has its roots in the Greek word ‘holos’ which means whole.  It refers to dealing with every aspect of a person, the mind, body and soul.  Herbal Medicine looks to treat the patient, not just the disease and takes into account that each person is an individual.  By […]

Modern Usage of Herbal Medicine

by in Modern Usage of Herbal Medicine February 12, 2021

In the early 19th century, when chemical analysis first became available, scientists began to extract and modify the active ingredients from plants.  Later, chemists began making their own version of plant compounds, and over time, the use of herbal medicines declined in favour of pharmaceutical drugs. Today, Traditional use of medicines is recognized as a […]

Worldwide Herbal Medicine

by in Worldwide Herbal Medicine February 12, 2021

According to the World Health Organization, they estimate that 80% of people worldwide rely on herbal medicines for some part of their primary health care.   Plants have been used for medicinal purposes long before recorded history.  Ancient Chinese scripts and Egyptian papyrus writings describe medicinal uses for plants.  Indigenous cultures such as Aborigines, Africans […]

Medicine or Food?

by in Medicine or Food February 12, 2021

Herbal Medicine is nature’s medicine chest and it is the basis of many modern pharmaceutical drugs.  While they are powerful in and off themselves, it is also important to have the basics right, such as a person’s diet, for them to work at their best.  Herbal medicine often blurs the line between foods and medicines; […]

What is Herbal Medicine?

by in Herbal Medicine February 27, 2018

Herbal medicine is also known as Medical Herbalism, Botanical Medicine, Herbalism, Herbology and Phytotherapy. Herbal medicine is the most ancient form of medicine.  It uses the plant’s seeds, berries, roots, leaves, bark, or flowers for medicinal purposes.  Each plant contains multiple groups of valuable constituents, nutrients and crucial mineral material in its natural context that […]