Herbal Medicine–pure plant power for your wellbeing! Herbal medicine, also known as phytotherapy or botanical medicine, is a natural approach to healthcare that uses plants and plant extracts for their medicinal properties. It’s a traditional treatment derived from plants, and has been used since ancient times across different societies and continents around the world.
Today herbal medicine combines empirical knowledge with modern science and research to support and enhance everyday wellbeing. Given the unique health challenges of the 21st century, interest in traditional and complementary medicine is undergoing a revival. According to the World Health Organisation more than 80% of the populations in developing countries use herbal medicine as their primary health care.
It’s important to note that herbal medicine should be used under the guidance of a trained herbalist, as some herbs may interact with medications. Seek professional advice to ensure safe and appropriate use of herbal medicine tailored to your individual health needs.
To open a clinical practice, Australian practitioners must undertake comprehensive training and gain accreditation with a registered association. I am a registered practitioner with Australian Traditional Medicine Society.