Herbal Medicine has a very long tradition; it is the most widely used medicinal system in the world, common in all societies and across all cultures. It uses medicines that are made exclusively from plants. Originally all food that grew from the ground was called herbs, only later changing to the vegetables, fruits and herbs as we know them today. Herbal medicine therefore originated from the foods we ate and how they affect us.


Western scientific investigation is increasingly validating the results of Herbal medicine. In fact many modern pharmaceuticals are made using synthetic chemicals that are either derived or extracted from plants. Using plants as medicine provides significant advantages for treating many conditions. Prescribed correctly, herbs work with the body to heal, rather than to suppress and control.