Medicinal plants have powerful healing properties — they comprise the root of health care.
Naturopathic doctors are currently the only health care providers in Canada who are regulated for the use of botanical medicine. Plant substances can be highly effective and safe when used correctly.
The flowers, roots, leaves and/or oils of a plant may be used for treatment purposes. Therapeutic forms of herbs include: teas, tinctures, ointments, essential oils, and supplements.
Conditions that respond well to botanical medicine include:
- digestive concerns (gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea)
- inflammatory conditions
- low immune function (colds & flu)
- skin concerns (acne, eczema, psoriasis)
- menstrual irregularities
- menopausal symptoms