Herbalism has been used for centuries and is an integral part of Oriental Medicine. Herbal Medicine is a medical modality that refers to using a plant's seeds, berries, roots, leaves, bark, or flowers for healing purposes. Herbs and herbal formulas are sold as tablets, capsules, powders, teas, extracts, and fresh or dried plants.
Since ancient times, herbal medicine has been used by many different cultures throughout the world to treat illness, increase vitality, and live longer. The use of plants for healing purposes predates recorded history and forms much of the origin of modern medicine. Many conventional drugs originate from plant sources, and a century ago, the majority of the few effective drugs were plant-based.
Chinese herbs work by promoting the body’s natural ability to heal itself. This therapy is particularly appealing because it can treat many ailments, typically without added complications, from acute colds to chronic conditions such as allergies and asthma. Properly prescribed by a certified herbalist, herbs are a safe, non-invasive way to treat illness and to enhance wellness.