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Herbal Medicine is the oldest and most universal system of medicine in the world, which has stood the test of time. The roots of Western Herbal Medicine stretch back 2400 years, to the time of Hippocrates, who was the first to formulate a system of medicine based on observation and classification. 

Herbal practitioners today, have the benefit of the experience and knowledge of Western, Indian Ayurvedic  and Chinese traditional  herbal  medicine systems, as well as all  the evidence from  the latest  scientific and medical research.

Herbal Medicine uses whole plants, leaves, flowers, berries, bark, and roots which contain thousands of active constituents that balance body systems and organs. They also contain minerals, vitamins and trace elements, which are essential  and form a synergistic part of the way herbs work. Herbs are gentle on the body,  yet can still exert powerful actions , but with few side effects. Pharmaceutical drugs  are often synthesised, isolated compounds, without the accompanying  moderating supportive nutrients.  These drugs can be harsh on the body, causing lots of side effects.

Herbs come with side benefits , drugs with side effects. More and more people are turning to herbal medicine as the first alternative to mainstream medicine. Choosing a professional herbalist to guide your treatment, avoids the pitfalls of self-medication. The herbalist is trained in what is contra indicated in certain diseases, and knows what is 
effective and when to refer.