The use of plant substances has been used for centuries and includes components from flowers, leaves, root, stems, barks and seeds. The active medicinal compounds are extracted via water soluble means (alcohol solutions, water) or fat soluble means (glycerol, and other oils). These products can be supplied in the form of tinctures, teas, powders, ointments, creams, and supplements.
The active plant constituents were responsible for the creation of most of the modern pharmaceutical medications. For example, the discovery of the compound salicin in the bark of the willow tree was found to be very anti-inflammatory and relieved pain. This compound is now the main ingredient in what we now know as aspirin. The efficacy of botanical herbs are can be equivalent or superior to commonly utilized medications, but unlike these conventional treatments, botanical herbs have less of a risk of antibiotic resistance, they offer treatment for chronic conditions when there are limited or no western options readily available, and most herbal remedies have less side effects. With that being said, all medicinal products should be supervised and controlled by a professional as there always is a risk of potential side effects or interactions with other medications.
We offer all these treatments in house and they can be incorporated into most treatment plans! Incorporating this therapy into your health plan with a knowledgable medical professional is important in determining concentration, duration, frequency, delivery method etc. and can ultimately make a dramatic impact in your quality of life.