Botanical medicine is using plants as medicine to bring healing, restoration, health to the body. Some people know it as phytotherapy or herbal medicine. Plants have been used for their medicinal and therapeutic properties for centuries. Even in the Bible you hear of the frankincense and myrrh being brought to Jesus as gifts. Herbs hold much value in the field of Naturopathic Medicine, where they are generally used to increase energy, combat infection, promote healing, reduce pain, aide in sleep, encourage relaxation, and bring healing and wellness to the various organs of the body.
Herbs are a wonderful source of natural medicine, because they are in themselves, food, which works to treat the whole person. This is especially true when combination herbs are used to treat a specific condition. There are many conditions that herbs are used for in naturopathic medicine, which include but is not limited to the following: headache, heart health, insomnia, headaches/migraines, PMS, gas, bloating, digestive issues, colds, allergies, ADD, cough, anxiety, depression, adrenal fatigue, mental fatigue, acne, etc. Herbs can be given in several different forms, including: tincture, solid extract, tea, powder, or salve.