Herbal medicine is the oldest form of medicine in the world. Although it is the most adept form of medicine in the entire world, it has only gained popularity, in the past two decades, in western culture. Herbal medicine is valued as an alternative medicine in that it offers gentle treatment to a range of illnesses and ailments. It is made exclusively from plants. They vary according to culture and origin - such as Western, Aboriginal, Chinese and Ayurvedic herbal medicines. Although they all make use of medicinal herbs, they vary based on the plants incorporated, the way they are formed and the mode of treatment recommended. Here are five benefits of adopting herbal treatments:
* Time-proven: Herbal medicine has been with us for a millenium.
* Holistic: Combination of physical, mental, emotional as well as spiritual.
* Multidisciplinary: Combines the study of Western medicine, Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, Herbalism, Nutritional as well.
* Uniquely tailored to each patient: diagnostic approach based on specific individual constitution.