Herbal Medicine Background
medicine also known as herbalism and phytotherapy is an ancient concept based
on the healing power of plants and plant extracts.
the world there are thousands of indigenous plants used by different cultures
for their healing properties. It is believed the practice dates back into
prehistoric neaderthal times and French cave paintings carbon dated to over
fifteen thousand years ago are generally accepted to depict plants with healing
all non-industrialised societies continue to use plants to treat disease. The
growing worries about pharmaceutical drugs and their side effects have seen a
resurgence in herbal medicine across the western world. Three main traditions
are now used commonly in Naturopathic herbalism.
European based on Greek and
Ayurvedic based on Indian
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)