Herbs have been used throughout history because of their powerful healing qualities.
Since prehistoric times, people have used natural medicines to treat diseases. For example, within the Indian ayurvedic system, the Chinese medicine alongside acupuncture and the North American Indians.
According to fossil records, the human use of plants as medicines may be traced back at least 60,000 years. This is how we developed knowledge about edible materials and natural treatments.
Plants have a unique chemical diversity, which results in diversity in their biological activities and medicinal properties.
Today, many herbal remedies are being used as a source of medicinal drugs in modern medicine.
When used to develop new drugs, natural products and traditional medicines have incomparable advantages, such as abundant clinical experiences and unique chemical structures and biological activities.
Healing work from within and using certain herbal medicines can help to increase our inner power.
One of the principles of naturopathic medicine is the healing power of nature. This means our inherent healing process exists in all living systems and establishes, maintains, and restores health.
The naturopathic physician’s role is to facilitate and increase this process by identifying and removing barriers to health and recovery and promoting a healthy internal and external environment.
Part of naturopathy herbal treatment is to identify and treat the cause and help the body heal and recover, rather than merely eliminating or suppressing symptoms. Symptoms may be caused by disease but can also be expressions of the body’s attempt to defend itself, adapt and recover, or heal itself.
How can I use herbal medicine?
If you use herbs in cooking, you’ve already taken the first step in using herbal medicine. Culinary herbs and spices are among our most important and esteemed herbal remedies.
Herbs such as lavender, thyme, sage, basil, rosemary, and peppermint have long use as teas, salves, poultices, and tinctures for healing purposes.
From a herbalist point of view, medicinal herbs include any plant that can be used in healing. Herbalism is an art that evolved over centuries around people and people’s needs.
Herbal medicines help to return the body to a state of natural balance so that it can heal itself.
Different herbs act on different body systems.
Herbal remedies are used most effectively for non-emergency health problems that arise in everyday life.
While conventional or allopathic medicine is particularly effective in life-threatening situations and unique in its ability to save lives, herbal medicine is home medicine.
They can help with headaches, stress, hormonal imbalance, immune system support, aches and pains, and chronic illness.
Plants play a significant role in preventing illness. Herbs are the supreme preventive medicine, supporting our body’s ability to fight off pathogens that cause disease.
How does herbal medicine promote healing?
In addition to having super concentrations of the essential nutrients to the health of our body, medicinal plants tend to be concentrated in specific chemicals that aid and support the human immune system. Thus, when we consume medicinal plants, our own body becomes more resilient, strong, and persistent.
With scientific research, we know more today about the phytochemical constituents of plants and how those constituents interact in the body and with pharmaceutical drugs.
In which health conditions can herbal medicine help?
Cases of the following are among the conditions that can be supported with the use of herbal remedies.
- high blood pressure
- digestive complaints
- anxiety and stress
- skin conditions
- hormonal imbalances
- thyroid disorders
- low immunity
- cystitis and recurring infections
Herbal medicine consultation is part of naturopathy consultation in paz by nature clinic.
We offer advice about herbal remedies for different health conditions and to promote wellbeing.