Herbal medicine

Utilizing the healing power of plants

Plants, plant-based foods and herbal remedies play an important role in our holistic, integrative functional medicine approach at The Healing Garden.

Herbal medicine, sometimes called phytomedicine or botanical medicine, uses plants to support, treat and heal the body naturally. Herbal medicine may take the form of foods, teas, tinctures, poultices, and salves.

Many medicinal plants have been used for thousands of years by cultures around the world. Different herbalists may choose specific medicinal plants for their functional, chemical, energetic, ritual, or shamanic purposes.

Uses of herbal medicine

Herbal Medicine can aid in the treatment of these and many other conditions:

  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Depression
  • High blood pressure
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Insomnia
  • Migraines
  • Nausea
  • Poor blood circulation
  • Skin problems

What to expect

Often medicinal herbs act more slowly than pharmaceuticals, yet they may be equally or more effective while also being more gentle on the body. As with any medicine, it's important to monitor your body closely when you are using medicinal plants and to report anything unexpected to your herbalist or physician.

Herbal medicine at The Healing Gardens

Our physicians frequently incorporate herbal remedies in patient treatment plans. For example, we may recommend an herbal medicine, such as oil of oregano, as an alternative to some antibiotics.

We also have several licensed herbalists in our network of partner healthcare providers.

Our Medicinal Store

We carry many plant-based medicines and herbal remedies in The Healing Gardens Medicinal Store.