HERBAL MEDICINE & BOTANICAL MEDICINE IN LINDSAY, KAWARTHA LAKES
Involves the use of botanicals a.k.a herbs/plants for their medicinal properties. Each herb has many different actions, and choosing one that is best for a patient is a true art. Naturopathic Doctors have received extensive classroom training in botanical medicine and selection of an herb is based on traditional use as well as modern research which is starting to catch up and validate the use of certain herbs that have been used for thousands of years.
Herbs can be prescribed in the form of teas, tinctures (active constituents of plants are extracted in alcohol), or solid extracts (pill form) and can be used to treat a variety of health conditions.