Herbal Medicine Perth
Herbal Medicine is One of the Modalities We Use
By combining whole plant extracts we get the synergistic healing activity from all plants including their own protective properties. These protective properties are only present in whole plant extracts not in pharmacologically refined preparations that only contain one single compound.
Herbal medicine is the oldest and still the most widely used system of medicine in the world today. It is medicine made exclusively from plants. It is used in all societies and is common to all cultures.
Herbal medicine is increasingly being validated by scientific investigation which seeks to understand the active chemistry of the plant. Many synthetic pharmaceuticals have been modelled on, or derived from chemicals found in plants. An example is the heart medication digoxin derived from foxglove (Digitalis purpurea) In fact, according to the World Health Organisation, approximately 25% of modern drugs used in the United States have been derived from plants.(https://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs134/en/). At least 7,000 medical compounds in the modern pharmacopoeia are derived from plants.
Herbalists use extracts from parts of plants, such as the roots or leaves but not isolate particular phytochemicals. The different phytochemicals present in many herbs will interact to enhance the therapeutic effects of the herb and dilute toxicity.
Herbalists generally use whole plant extracts containing multiple constituents on the basis that these ingredients collectively reduce the side effects of any individual constituent and provide synergistic actions as well. This herbal synergism cannot be duplicated with synthetic chemicals. Pharmaceutical medicine prefers single ingredients on the grounds that dosage can be more easily quantified and it is possible to patent single compounds.
We combine the plant extracts individually and tailored to specific needs.
Herbal medicine is immensely useful for acute conditions like colds and flu but also for chronic problems like;
- Adrenal Fatigue
- Autoimmune problems like rheumatoid arthritis
- Chronic cystitis
- Chronic fatigue
- Chronic infections
- Female reproductive problems like endometriosis, PMS, menopausal problems, fertility, libido
- Headaches and migraines
- Irritable and inflammatory bowel disease
- Male reproductive problems like prostate hypertrophy, fertility issues, libido
- Memory and concentration
- Post viral problems like suffering or recovering from RRV, EBV