SERVICES / / HERBAL MEDICINE
A herbal mix may be prescribed, or herbal teas recommended as part of the full consultation. The tea is developed especially for you so that your issues are specifically targeted
Herbal medicine is still the oldest and still most widely used system of medicine
Most cultures have a history of using plants medicinally, and this continues today. It provides a safe and effective way of treating not only the symptoms but the underlying cause of disease.
Herbs contain a large number of naturally occurring chemicals. These natural chemicals have biological activity and can produce a profound transformation in health without side effects common in drug-based medicine.
While they may not always taste great herbs, strive to calm what is overactive and nourish what is depleted, therefore providing balance to the body. Herbs can be taken as a liquid, specially formulated for each person. They can also be made in tablet form for convenience, as well as in the gentle form of herbal teas.
The conditions that herbs can support are many and varied
- Skin conditions
- Digestive disturbances
- Adrenal fatigue/insomnia
- Nervous system imbalances/migraine
- Mood imbalances – depression/anxietyWomen’s health issues – menopause/fertility/PMT
- Hormonal imbalances – thyroid issues/blood sugar disturbance
- Immunity issues – hay fever/sinusitis/recurrent colds & flu/auto – immunity
Some of my favourite herbs
Golden Seal (Hydrastis Canadensis)
This wonderful Native American Indian herb has been used for centuries as a ‘cure-all’. It has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and anti-catarrhal properties. It is also considered as being the best mucous membrane tonic and restorative. I use it for chronic sinus complaints and any inflammation of the gut or respiratory tract.
Licorice (Glycyrrhiza Glabra)
This is the actual licorice, not something you would find in a lolly shop. The root of this herb is used, and its sweet taste comes from glycyrrhizin which is 50 x sweeter than sugar. I use this great herb to flavour some of the not so good tasting ones but also for adrenal fatigue, any upper respiratory problems, and for constipation.
Motherwort (Leonurus Cardiaca)
The leaves of this herb help support cardiovascular health. It is also a superb tonic for post-menopausal women with any anxiety or palpitations.
Dandelion (Taraxacum Officinale)
This herb can be taken as tea – there are many brands in the health food stores and supermarkets. It is terrific for fluid excess and also support the liver.
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