Can optimal health be achieved without traditional ‘drugs’?

Herbal Medicine

Herbal medicine (also known as botanical medicine) is the practice of using plants to treat health conditions. Medicinal plants have been used for thousands of years in many cultures and traditions, and continue to be a valuable part of health care.

For many areas in the world, herbal medicine is still the primary form of medical treatment. Even in western culture, many pharmaceuticals are derived from medicinal plants (e.g. morphine is derived from opium plants; digoxin, used for congestive heart failure, is derived from common foxglove). Medicinal plants and plant substances are highly effective and safe in the right dosage, and when used correctly with other herbs and treatments.

A naturopathic doctor is extensively trained in both the art and science of botanical medicine, and is currently the only health care provider in Canada licensed for the use of botanical medicine.

Healing herbs can be used in various forms, including:

  • capsules
  • essential oils
  • extracts
  • juices
  • ointments
  • poultices
  • tablets
  • teas
  • tinctures

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