With Botanical Medicine herbal teas, tinctures or capsules are used as an alternative to pharmaceutical drugs to treat specific health concerns assists the body in recovering from illness or injury.
Botanical Medicine is the use of standardized extracts of herbs according to documented research on their therapeutic usage. Standardized extracts ensure exact amounts of the known active ingredients of the herb. The use of plants for healing dates back to the beginning of civilization and is the foundation of modern pharmacology. Drugs often contain the same substance as plants but in a much altered state which can cause many side effects.
Gemmotherapy is a new form of herbal medicine, using remedies specially made from the buds and young shoots of trees and shrubs (other parts are used as well, typically the rootlets, bark, catkins, seeds and sap). They are gathered in spring, at the highest point of the natural cycle of growth and renewal. As a result, gemmotherapy remedies contain many nutrients, vitamins and enzymes released at just this time of year. From a holistic perspective, they capture the abundant vital energy concentrated in the germinative parts of the trees and shrubs.