Botanical (Herbal) Medicine

The use of plants as medicine is as old as the history of medicine itself, and there is considerable evidence that shows that various cultures, separated by great distances, and without any communication between them, have used herbs in exactly the same manners, and for the same purposes.

During the past few decades there has been an enormous amount of research done on the biologically active constituents and actions of plants as they pertain to human health.   This has led to a more thorough understanding of constituents, pharmacologic actions, optimal dosage, product quality, and drug interactions.

Naturopathic doctors bring together the best of traditional botanical prescribing and a scientific understanding of herbs to provide their clients with the best care possible.  This allows us to use botanical medicines either alone or in combination with medications that you may have been prescribed by your doctor, while exercising best practises to ensure your safety.