What is Botanical Medicine?
Botanical medicine, also known as herbalism or phytotherapy, is the practice of integrating plants into your lifestyle to nourish and support your body. The use of plants as medicine is the primary form of healthcare for 80% of the world, and today over 1/4 of pharmaceuticals are derived from natural products. Medical practitioners are increasingly realizing the importance and effectiveness of botanical medicine. Herbal products are derived from a plants roots, bark, stem, leaves, flowers, and or berries and usually are taken in the form of teas, tinctures, salves, and tablets prepared by an herbalist. Plants hold a variety of active bio-compounds that can both nourish and support your overall health, well-being when incorporated into your lifestyle. Learn about botanicals from around the world, and about those that can support your physiology for an optimal life of vitality.