Humanity, health and herbs have been inextricably linked for countless millennia. Even now, in the 21st century, a majority of pharmaceutical drugs are derived from the active ingredients of healing plants. However, extracting and concentrating only one of the many hundreds of useful chemicals in a plant can increase the likelihood of adverse reactions. Our own metabolism has developed in parallel with these same herbs, and when they are taken holistically, with the full spectrum of beneficial phytochemicals, the side effects are rare and normally mild. Herbs work synergistically with the body’s own chemistry – the results are sometimes a little slower, but the benefits are often at a deeper level, producing a more profound and lasting improvement in health and wellbeing.
Herbal tinctures provide the most rapid and effective method for using herbal medicines. However, due to their potency these are subject to
more regulation than oral supplements. As a result they can only be prescribed on an individual basis.
For more information please contact the Margaret Papoutsis Practice.