“For every human illness, somewhere in the world there exists a plant which is the cure. I believe that there is a healing potential locked inside plants which is integral with their evolution, just as it is part of human evolution to learn to tap this wonderful gift of Nature.” Rudolf Steiner
Herbal Medicine is the oldest form of healing and is still the most widely practiced form of medicine. As with all Natural Healing philosophies, Herbal Medicine treats the “whole” person, which means not just treating the symptoms but the cause.
The basic philosophy of Herbal Medicine is that nature provides all we need in order to prevent and restore good health. The basis of using Herbs is to cause no harm and to work in harmony with the body, providing support for the body to heal itself.
Western Herbal Medicine practitioners combine traditional and modern knowledge with extensive scientific & clinical research to provide a safe and effective form of natural medicine.
Herbal remedies are sourced from high quality plants or plant extracts, and are used in their purest and natural form, creating a synergistic effect. The reason for using the whole plant or whole part of that plant is that plants are organic and living, and have their own life force, when disrupted or separated; the healing powers do not exist.
Although both Herbal and Pharmaceuticals stem from Nature; Herbs and Plants, Pharmaceuticals do not use the “whole” plant, instead taking a small constituent, purifying it and adding a cocktail of chemicals along with it. A common example is Asprin, which uses a chemical found in many plants but is not used in its synergistic form and causes unwanted side effects such as stomach irritation and bleeding.
Herbal Remedies & Orthodox Medicine
The practitioner will choose the remedies carefully, avoiding any interaction between the herb and any orthodox medicine the patient may be taking.
Herbs are safe for use by children, pregnant women*, those undergoing treatment by orthodox medicine and particularly effective for chronic conditions.
* Herbal remedies will be selected accordingly.
How are the Remedies taken?
Herbal Medicines can be taken in the form of tincture, tablet or capsules. Creams and lotions can also be prescribed, depending on the condition being treated.