Herbal Medicine

“ For every human illness, somewhere in there exists a plant which is the cure. I believe that there is a healing potential locked inside plants which is integral with their evolution, just as it is part of human evolution to learn to tap this wonderful gift of nature” – Rudolf Steiner

Herbal medicine is the oldest and still the most widely used system of medicine in the world today. It is an effective and natural way in assisting the body’s own healing capacity and promoting optimal health and wellbeing.”

At Bodhi Wellness, your Naturopathic practitioner draws on traditional wisdom and understanding of the healing properties of plants and practices Western Herbal Medicine which is based on European herbal medicine traditions. Herbal medicine is increasingly being validated by scientific investigation which seeks to understand the active chemistry of individual plants. Many modern pharmaceuticals have been based on, or derived from chemicals found in plants. An example is the heart medication digoxin derived from foxglove (Digitalis purpurea).

Herbal remedies are used for many acute and chronic conditions, such as improvement or general support of digestive, respiratory, circulatory, immune, endocrine, and nervous system disorders. They are also used to assist in removing waste and toxins from body, or topically to promote healing of the skin.

Herbal Medicines come in a variety of preparations including liquid, powder, tablet, capsule and tea. When professionally prescribed, they are safe, effective and supportive to your health care needs.It is important to take any herbal medicine under the guidance of your practitioner who has taken a full history and understands your individual concerns and body’s requirements as well as any other medication you may be currently taking.