Digitalis purpurea (Common Foxglove

Digitalis purpurea (Common Foxglove

                                     What is herbalism?

Plants have been the basis for medical treatments through much of human history, and such traditional medicine is still widely practiced today throughout the world. Herbalists have been using plant medicine to treat illness for thousands of years. 

Herbalism or herbal medicine is a modality that modern science has been seeking to understand and quantify through the active chemistry of the plants or constituents. Many pharmaceuticals used today in western medicine have been modeled on, or derived from chemicals found in plants. An example is the cardiac medication digitalin derived from the Foxglove plant.  Using plants as medicine provides significant advantages for treating many conditions. The constituents of a plant work together synergistically often resulting in a more favorable outcome than using an isolated chemical. 

There are many forms in which herbs can be administered, an herbal tea, decoction, a plant extract, a tincture, glycerite, syrup, capsules, whole herb consumption is also practiced either fresh, in dried form or as a juice. Topically they can be applied as a salve, paste or liniment.

Nature has provided us with countless herbs and plants to use in natural healing as each plant offers its own unique medicinal, energetic and nutritional benefits. Discover how natural healing can help restore your health to its greatest potential.

 
 

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