What is Herbal Medicine?
Herbal medicine is one of the oldest types of health care in the world. It is the practise of using plants and their products to treat, cure and prevent all manner of medical and health-related conditions. Human beings have been using herbal treatments to cure their ills for centuries, back to the days of the Roman and Greek empires and even further.
There are many types of herbal medicine, and they can be taken in several different ways. They can be taken orally, rubbed directly into the skin, inhaled or inserted. They can be used to treat many different maladies, from fever to nausea, colds to high blood pressure, insomnia to anxiety, bad backs and achy joints, and many more. Herbal products are used in many ore traditional types of medicines as well.
Although far from exhaustive, here is a herbal medicine list: echinacea, dong quai (dang gui), garlic, ginger, hypericum, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, turmeric, St John’s Wort, Aloe Vera, Saw Palmetto and many more. All can be used to treat multiple types of health-related issues.
How Herbal Medicine Can Help You
There are many and wide-ranging benefits of using herbal medicine. Again, here is a far from complete list:
- Herbal remedies generally cost less than traditional medicines.
- Herbal medicines can often be used for more than one condition, unlike most prescriptive drugs.
- There are generally fewer side-effect associated with herbal remedies.
- You often have more choice in the manner in which you take herbal medicines, they can be ingested directly, mixed with food, made into tea, rubbed on the skin or inserted into the body.
Herbal medicines have many uses and can be used in many different ways.
Herbal Medicine Adelaide
There is a highly reputable herbalist in inner Adelaide. Her name is Geraldine Headley, and she works with Proactiv Health in Highgate. Contact Geraldine today to arrange a confidential consultation about your issues, and how she can help, through herbal remedies, hypnotherapy, nutritional advice and more. She is one of the key experts in natural health medicine in Adelaide.