Herbal medicine has a history of use that spans back thousands of years. Western herbal medicine practices have an origin of European tradition that dates back to the 4th century BC. Modern practices of prescribing western herbal medicines have modified their traditional use to incorporate the philosophical and practical principles of science. Scientific evidence has confirmed many of the traditional uses of herbal medicines and in some studies, compared their use to pharmaceutical alternatives. Often, the herbal medicine option of treatment provides the patient with the same improvement of symptoms, but without severe side effects. Many health conditions may benefit from the use of western herbal medicines, including gastrointestinal dysfunction, hormonal dysregulation, women’s health, men’s health, infertility, coughs, colds, irritated skin conditions and much more.
Western herbal medicines may be taken orally as liquid, powder, capsule or tablet.X