Botanical medicines or plant derived medicines have been utilized for healing throughout the world for thousands of years. In fact, most pharmaceutical drugs are formulated to mimic the action of a plant compound.
For example the plant, digitalis or foxglove, contains cardiac glycosides which the drug digoxin is formulated to mimic to induce heart contractility to treat congestive heart failure or fibrillation.
Plant Medicines Support Healing
Plant medicines are utilized in our practice to support healing in numerous conditions and are wonderfully beneficial in reducing inflammation, fighting infections, soothing and healing various tissues and supporting digestion to name a few.
We often prescribe indicated plant medicines in conjunction with other therapies to stimulate your healing.