Herbal Medicine is still first choice in many cultures and has been used for over thousands of years. With Indian Aryurvedic medicine, and traditional Chinese Medicine.
Western Herbalists prefer to use only whole plants and or parts in their preparations which may include teas, tinctures, capsules, oils or tablets.
Herbs contain large number of naturally occurring chemicals that are biologically active.
Many pharmaceutical drugs are synthesised from herbs, yet have side-effects as the compounds become separated. A herb or whole plant contains the active principles, yet also the natural buffers within it that protect the body from other harmful effects, but still containing the healing properties.
Herbal preparations can be blended or customised to each individual to act as a tonic for various systems. Herbs also have the ability to work synergistically together, and some will potentiate the effect of others if blended well, providing a safe yet powerful remedy.