Herbalism is the art and science of healing with plants. Archelogoical evidence exists that plants have been used as medicine since at least as early as 3150 BCE. According to the World Health Organization, today plants are primary medicine for 80% of the world's population.
For thousands of years, people have turned to plants to heal a variety of conditions: including the respiratory, cardiovascular, nervous, immune, and digestive systems. Plants work well internally and externally and they offer a variety of delivery methods. Herbs may be taken internally as food, tea, extract, powder, syrup, and capsule. Externally, they can be applied as a salve, ointment, compress, oil, and in baths.
While most allopathic remedies are customized to the disease, herbal remedies are customized to the client. There are many herbs that work to support your immune system, help you adapt better to changes in your life, and raise your energy levels. Finding the right herbs to do those things in different personalities and body types is where the herbalist and other natural practitioners have the advantage over pharmaceutical companies. Further, the herbs we work with at TVH are generally agreed as safe and in most cases will cause fewer, if any, unwanted side effects.
Along with lifestyle and dietary shifts, the daily use of herbs can support and strengthen a wide range of health concerns, including:
Depression, anxiety, and irritability
Headaches, migraines, and stress
Sleep disturbances, fatigue, and low energy
Menopause symptoms, PMS, cramping and irregular cycles
Constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel
Digestive upset, gas, bloating, reflux and ulcers
Weakened immunity and frequent illness
Cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and high cholesterol
Colds, flu, and seasonal allergies
Feeling disconnected from Nature
A clinical herbalist is a professional trained in the healing properties of plants and how to apply that to human physiology. There is a three year advanced education process involved in becoming a clinical herbalist. An herbalist does not diagnose, treat or cure any illness or health condition. Our clinical herbalist is happy to work with your medical professional to support your healing process.
Disclaimer: Statements made on this website regarding the herbal and natural products offered have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration as the FDA does not evaluate or test herbs. This information is based on a long history of traditional use across many cultures and is for informational purposes only, it is meant to empower you to make your own health choices not as a substitute for medical advice or diagnosis provided by your physician or other medical professional.