What is Herbal Medicine?

Herbal Medicine is the use of plant remedies in the treatment of disease. Medicinal plants have been used to treat illnesses for thousands of years. In fact, many modern medicines are based on plants originally. Today, medical herbalism combines the traditional uses of herbs with modern scientific knowledge and research. Medical herbalists are trained in current medical diagnostic skills, and will use these skills with a holistic approach to treat the whole person, not just the disease.

Herbal Medicine can be especially beneficial if you are suffering from any of the following conditions:

  • asthma, eczema and allergies
  • menstrual and menopausal problems
  • skin conditions
  • arthritis and rheumatism
  • stress and insomnia
  • anxiety and depression
  • digestive problems
  • urinary problems
  • headaches and migraines
  • coughs, colds and other infections
  • fatigue and lack of energy
  • heart problems and high blood pressure
  • and other conditions…

What happens at a treatment session?

On your first visit a case will be taken which includes asking questions about your condition, your general health and medical history. A mixture of herbal tinctures will be prescribed which is tailored to your individual needs.The medicine usually last up to 3 weeks and then a review is done and any adjustments can be made.

The body is a wonderful self healing mechanism and herbal medicine can give the person a skilful nudge back onto the path of self healing.

Herbal medicine with Katy Cooper is available on Mondays