Botanical (or herbal) medicine allows us to take advantage of the therapeutic effects of plants and plant extracts. Many plants have actions similar to pharmaceuticals, and can be equally as effective, with fewer side effects. Keep in mind that many pharmaceuticals are actually derived from plant materials!
Botanical medicines are mostly given in the form of tincture/liquid, tea, or capsules.They can be prescribed alone or in combination to achieve the desired therapeutic outcome. Herbal remedies can be used for disease prevention, for acute concerns such as a cold or an infection, or they can be used for more chronic conditions such as arthritis or depression.
It is important to consult a Naturopathic Doctor before taking any herbal medicine. I will work with you to create an effective botanical prescription that addresses your health concerns and does not interact with any medications you may be taking.