Plants are the most extraordinary species of Nature and their history goes back to millions of years, long before humankind walked the Earth.
Plants are true companions of humans. People were always fascinated by plants and herbs and different cultures used them therapeutically for thousands of years.
According to WHO, ’’60% of the world’s population relies on Herbal Medicine’’ and ’’about 80% of the population in developing countries depends almost totally on it for their primary healthcare needs’’.
Herbal Medicine is one of the oldest forms of medicine. It uses countless varieties of applications and preparations: Teas and Infusions (either hot or cold), Decoctions, Essential oils, Flower essences, Tinctures, Glycerites, Infused oils, Wine & Vinegar Infusions, Syrups, Balms, Creams, Lotions, Capsules, Powders, Suppositories, Hot or cold packs, Hand & Foot baths, Sitz & full body baths, Douches…
How does Herbal Medicine work?
Different parts of plants contain bioactive compounds called phytochemicals. They have important properties such as antimicrobial, antioxidant activity, they stimulate the immune system, aid detoxification, modulate hormone metabolism and much more (Shiny et al., 2013)
What happens during Herbal Medicine consultation?
Herbal Medicine consultation is a complex, in depth consultation that helps to find out the root cause of imbalance in the body. Herbalist treats each client in an individual holistic way. Physical, mental and emotional health is taken into consideration to deliver the best possible bespoke herbal preparation, and Naturopathic and lifestyle advice. Part of consultation is an insight into your dietary habits, medical history and lifestyle choices. Herbalist may ask you to record your diet and will help you to improve it with simple guidance and modification.
What medicine will you receive after the consultation?
300ml bespoke herbal formula is the most common preparation for the majority of conditions. The formula will last up to one month and the follow up session is required after about 4 weeks of your initial consultation to find out progress or any changes in your condition. You may receive plant powders, tea, capsules, topical application or other blends alongside with your main formula.