Herbal Medicine

Herbal medicine is a modality which utilises the properties of plants as medicine. Our medical herbalist not only bases prescribing decisions on published scientific literature but also the ancient uses of herbs and their energetic properties.

Herbal medicine is a modality which utilises the properties of plants as medicine. Our medical herbalist not only bases prescribing decisions on published scientific literature but also the ancient uses of herbs and their energetic properties.

The active ingredients found in herbs create an action within the body individually as well as synergistic actions produced from combining certain herbs together. This synergy allows the herb to exert its therapeutic affects and at the same time reduces the potential for unwanted side effects.

High quality standardised herbal medicines are prescribed. Liquid tinctures are favoured for their energetic properties, however for some circumstances dried herbs, extracts and tablets are preferred. The parts of the plant used depend on the plant and include roots, seeds, leaves, flowers, stems or the whole plant. See below for some examples of plants used by our herbalist. 

Our herbalist produces an individualised formula that is targeted at supporting a variety of symptoms, body systems as well as the energetic balance of the individual.

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Identify from top left - 1. Passionflower. Passiflora incarnate. Parts used: Herb. 2. Shitake. Lentinula edodes. Parts used:       Fruiting body. 3. Chamomile. Chamomilla recutita. Parts used: Flower. 4. Peony. Paeonia lactiflora. Parts used: Root

5. Cinnamon. Cinnamomum zeylanicum. Parts used: Bark. 6. Saffron. Crocus sativus. Parts used: Stigma. 7. Turmeric. Curcuma longa. Parts used: Rhizome. 8. Ginkgo.Ginkgo biloba. Parts used: Leaf.  9. Elder flowers. Sambucus nigra. Parts used: Flowers. 10. Echinacea. Echinacea spp. Parts used: Root. 11. Calendula. Calendula officinalis. Parts used: Flower