What it is: Herbal medicine, also known as botanical medicine, phytotherapy, or herbalism is an ancient medical tradition of using various parts of medicinal plants for their healing properties. Plants have the ability to synthesize chemical compounds and some of these compounds turn out to have beneficial effects when used to treat human diseases. Herbal medicine is one of the oldest methods of healing. It's estimated that nearly 80 percent of the world's population use herbs for some aspect of primary health care and many pharmaceuticals are based on compounds that originated from plants. The combining of various botanical compounds is a powerful way of addressing the totality of health. Plant medicines are commonly administered as teas, tinctures, tablets or capsules.
Recommended for: Herbal medicine can address many acute and chronic conditions including hormonal imbalance, arthritis, depression, fatigue, digestive disturbances, insomnia, anxiety, frequent colds and flus, allergies and many more. Whether you prefer the soothing ritual of herbal teas or the convenience of a capsule, botanical medicine can help you achieve your health goals safely and effectively. At Timeless Health Clinic, herbal remedies are prescribed and dispensed by licensed Naturopathic Doctors.