Herbal medicine is the use of plant based medicine to treat disease and enhance wellbeing. It is the oldest and still the most widely used system of medicine in the world today.
Herbal medicine is increasingly being validated by scientific investigation which seeks to understand the active chemistry of the plant. Many modern pharmaceuticals have been modeled on, or derived from chemicals found in plants. An example is the heart medication digoxin derived from foxglove (Digitalis purpurea). Using plants as medicine provides significant advantages for treating many conditions, as the therapeutic activity of a plant is due to its complex chemical nature with different parts of the plant providing certain therapeutic effects.
As a Naturopath and Herbalist Rebecca has an understanding of the consciousness of herbs which allows her to form an insightful relationship with each client in order to be able to select herbs that can assist each person's consciousness, mind and body to heal, to resolve, to develop and grow.
Illness is a reflection of the consciousness, body and mind being out of balance. A person's balance can be restored through the use of herbs, by the body absorbing the essence and physiological effect of plant based medicine, it will begin to heal and restore itself- regaining balance.
Herbal remedies are used to treat a wide range of disorders including colds and flu, upper (sinus) and lower (asthma/bronchitis) respiratory conditions, digestive complaints, anxiety, depression, arthritis, high blood pressure, insomnia, male and female hormonal imbalances, migraines, skin problems such as eczema, weight lose and many more.