What is Herbal Therapy?
Herbalism is a traditional practice based on the use of plants and plant extracts. The
use of herbs to treat disease is almost universal among non industrialized societies.
Many of the pharmaceuticals currently available today have a long history of use as
herbal remedies including opium, aspirin, digitalis and quinine. The World Health
Organization (WHO) estimates that 80 percent of the worlds population presently
uses herbal medicine for some aspect of primary health care. Herbal medicine is a
very safe and effective form of therapy when utilized by a trained practitioner. Our
role as health care providers is to educate you, our patients, with accurate
information on the use of herbs.
For instance, did you know that Herbs are measured by Phytoequivalence? This
means Herbal Extracts that are physiologically or pharmacologically equivalent that
include all constituents present, at the right concentration, and measured in a
therapeutic dose. The comparison between the clinically-proven extract should
indicate the presence of all major constituents and the same level of marker
compounds and similar levels of all other measurable constituents. Unfortunately,
most companies think quantity versus quality and often sell a consumer an inferior
choice. Therefore, the primary goal is always product quality so that you can be
sure the herb you are taking is what it says it is. Is it the correct plant part? Is it
stored or prepared in the correct manner? Is it not an endangered herb that can
adversely affect our Mother Earth?
You can be confident that we use only products that are made to the most stringent pharmaceutical manufacturing and quality standards!