Herbal medicine is the art and science of using herbs for promoting health and preventing and treating illness. From the beginning of time, herbs were medicine! While it is impossible to know exactly how and when humans figured out they could use plants for medicine, we are able to piece together ancient tablets and artifacts in order to assemble a basic history of herbal medicine. Herbs always were, and still are, the foundation of healing. From oils to teas herbal medicine can help alleviate illness.
"Herbs and other natural remedies can be as effective as traditional treatments, often without the same negative side effects," says Roberta Lee, MD, medical director of the Continuum Center for Health and Healing at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City.
Herbs have traditionally been used to provide minerals and to strengthen weakened organ systems. It is the use of herbs as tonics, essential oils, and nutritive plants that stimulate the body to heal itself. A personalized herbal profile will help create a unique and blend of herbs or oils, that will be beneficial to you.