Who benefits from herbal medicine?
Herbal medicine is suitable for everyone and, because of its gentle approach, it is particularly appropriate for the elderly and the very young. Many of the common complaints such as anxiety and stress, constipation, coughs and colds, mild depression, digestive problems, gynaecological disorders, hayfever, headaches, insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome, menopausal symptoms, skin conditions, and urinary infections, to name a few, can often be treated with herbs alone.
Herbal medicine may also be helpful in many chronic conditions such as asthma, high blood pressure (hypertension), osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and thyroid conditions.
In the case of a serious illness such as cancer, herbalists are able to work alongside conventional therapy to support the patient and help them with the side effects of their treatment