Herbal medicine uses remedies from plants to treat disorders and maintain good health.

The use of plants to maintain good health can be traced back to Neanderthal man and all cultures throughout time had knowledge of their local plants that could be used to heal. Today, scientific research is proving that traditional remedies are effective medicines.

It’s the origin of present day medicine and is still the most widely-practised form of medicine across the globe with 80 percent of the world's population dependent on herbs for its health.

Plants, however, are not used like drugs to obliterate symptoms, but rather as   remedies designed to help the body heal itself. Naturally balanced, herbal medicine is more easily absorbed and less likely to cause unwanted side-effects than pharmaceutical drugs. It’s used to support the body’s own healing mechanisms in order to restore a balanced state of health.

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