Herbal medicine empowers people to play an active role in their own healing, with the focus on identifying and correcting the underlying problem. Herbal Medicine is the oldest form of medicine, and is still used as the primary form of medicine by over 75% of the world’s population.
Herbalists work on the premise that we have an innate ability to heal ourselves, and that medicines should be used to restore and support the body’s own very capable defensive and restorative mechanisms. Herbal medicine is used within a holistic framework, treating the whole person rather than a specific ailment or part of the body.
At Herbs on the Hill, herbs are dispensed as a liquid (tincture), as this allows for the easy combining of the herbs required and makes changing the prescription, to follow the patient’s progress, simple. Liquids also represent the least amount of processing to turn dried plant material into an acceptable pharmaceutical form. If a person has difficulty with the taste of the liquids, they can be taken in juice, or with a piece of dried fruit following. If this continues to be a problem, tablets or capsules are prescribed.
Safety of the herbal medicine prescribed at Herbs on the Hill is paramount to the practitioners. This is why all herbal Medicine products are sourced from MediHerb in Warwick. Please follow this link to the MediHerb website to enhance your understanding that not all herbal medicine is the same.