Herbal medicine, also called botanical medicine, uses natural herbs and plants for healing and wellness. The experienced physicians at Today’s Integrative Health in Rockville, Maryland are proud to offer the best in all-natural herbal remedies to patients who would prefer to get help from nature instead of the pharmacy. Use the online booking tool now or call the office to make your appointment today.
Herbal Medicine (Botanical Medicine) Q & A
What’s herbal medicine?
Herbal (or botanical) medicine is an age-old remedy for many illnesses. Some of the drugs found in pharmacies today contain botanical ingredients, but herbal medicine treats and manages illness using only herbal ingredients.
Herbal medicines, while completely natural, can also be very powerful. That means that it’s especially important that you work with a physician who’s highly trained in this area. The doctors at Today’s Integrative Health know how to customize herbal medicines to help you feel better, and to help you enjoy peak health.
What are some of the ways that herbal medicine can help?
Herbal medicine can help with a wide range of medical conditions. Some of the ways that herbal medicine can help with health issues include:
- Aloe for burns and inflammation
- Arnica for bruises
- Chamomile for upset stomach and indigestion
- Dong quai for health and stamina in women
- Ginseng for stamina and energy
- Echinacea for respiratory illnesses and colds
- Garlic for fungal infections and colds
- Ginger for nausea
- Passion flower for relaxation without sedation
- Peppermint tea for nausea and indigestion
- Tea tree oil for fungal skin infections
- Turmeric for inflammation, cancer protection, and Alzheimer’s protection
- Valerian root for insomnia
Your Today’s Integrative Health doctor creates an herbal-medicine treatment plan just for you. It can include tonics, poultices, capsules, teas, and more. Herbal medicine can enhance your health in a variety of ways, so if your health concerns aren’t listed above, speak to your doctor about it. It’s very likely that there’s an herbal remedy that could help.
Do herbal remedies completely replace prescription or nonprescription medication?
In many cases, herbal remedies can replace medication, but it all depends on your specific health problems and concerns. For example, if you suffer from chronic insomnia you’d probably much prefer using valerian root rather than taking potentially habit-forming prescription sleeping pills every night.
In some cases, you need prescription medications, particularly if you have a severe or life-threatening illness or disease. Your doctor at Today’s Integrative Health is happy to design a customized plan in which your herbal medicines act as either your primary remedy or as a supplemental remedy depending upon your needs.
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