What is Medical Herbalism?

Medical herbalism is the oldest form of healthcare in history. It utilises plants and natural botanicals to treat a range of health conditions, diseases, pain, and for overall health and wellbeing. Herbal medicine is believed to have been utilised since the beginning of man and could even pre-date homo sapiens.

With so much history behind it, medical herbalism certainly cannot be discounted.

The Shift from Natural to Modern Medicine

As humans have evolved, so too has our approach to health and the treatment of medical conditions. Science has allowed us to extract everything we possibly can from plants and the world around us, but over time our approach has become less ‘natural’ and more ‘synthetic’. This shift has resulted in a completely different way of looking at our health, where we favour cure over prevention. This is why so many people are starting to turn back to herbal medicine and, once again, reaping its many benefits.

Medical Herbalism in Today’s Modern World

Herbal medicine is well and truly making a comeback. In recent years, there has been a huge increase in herbalists, naturopaths and holistic practitioners. These professions have become more popular in order to cater to all the people shifting back to natural medicine. In a world where our knee-jerk reaction is to pop a pill for every minor ailment or discomfort, like a domino effect, we are starting to wake up and see a different, more natural and sensible way of treating our health.

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