Modern science is now confirming what tradition has known for centuries. Herbs have therapeutic properties, which can be used in prevention of ill health, assist in maintaining optimal health and play a valid role in treatment of dis-ease.
Used by over 80 percent of the world’s population, herbal medicine is the oldest known form of healing. While clinical trials should not be considered the only validation of botanical medicine, double blind placebo controlled studies can certainly confirm the role of plant for medicine, a healing modality practiced for centuries. Botanical medicine, when used correctly, plays an important role in the treatment of ill health and can be used for both acute and chronic conditions.