The use of herbs is one the oldest form of traditional medicine known, and is still used by about 80% of the world’s population. A great variety of plants are used and herbal practitioners today benefit from being able to draw on the accumulated wisdom of both Western and Eastern traditional herbal systems, as well as modern scientific research into herbs.
How do herbs work?
Herbs are composed of complex constituents that work together, balancing and complementing one another. Every herb used has known actions and qualities with affinities to one or more body systems or organs. The practitioner is trained to know these qualities and prescribes the herbs accordingly. In traditional medical systems such as Ayurveda herbs are also used in terms of their ‘energetic’ qualities, such as heating or cooling, drying or moistening, and also how they influence different constitutional types (known as Vata, Pitta and Kapha in Ayurevda or Phlegmatic, Sanguine, Choleric &
How are herbs taken?
Herbs may be taken as ‘teas’ (infusions or decoctions), made into capsules, or made into alcohol-based tinctures or other liquid preparations. They may also be applied externally in creams, ointments and poultices. Herbs are either used singly, as ‘simples’, or are more commonly mixed together as a formula to produce a balanced and more powerful effect.
Our Herbalist Andrew Johnson uses herbs as part of a holistic approach in combination with Nutritional Therapy.
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