Herbal Medicine is one of the most ancient forms of healing available to mankind. It supports a holistic treatment of the person, focusing on the prevention of disease as well as specific herbal remedies that will effectively treat the presenting condition.
Herbs are multi-faceted with many uses for the same herb. For this reason there is no simple way to categorize herbs and their uses. Most practicing herbalists have an intuitive feel for the healing properties of the herb. This makes herbal medicine a form of art, in addition to being an exact science.
Effectiveness of Herbs
There are two primary concerns when following any system of health care. Firstly, is it effective? and secondly, are there any side effects? While herbs have a significant, yet gentle, effect on the body, most herbs have no side effects at all. If used properly, and at the correct dosage, they will work exceptionally well for a wide variety of ailments.