Traditional herbal medicines have been used in the UK for centuries. Although there are other conventional medical treatments available, herbal medicines remain popular even today
Though it is classed as a complementary medicine in the UK, it’s actually the most widely practiced form of medicine across the world 80 percent of the world’s population is dependent on herbs for their health.
Some herbal treatments are well established, and have undergone clinical testing. This approach is best called phytotherapy and uses one remedy for one condition based on proper scientific testing.
Traditional herbal medicine makes a diagnosis based on factors that are no longer used by conventional medicine. A patient is prescribed a herbal mixture that is individual to him and based on his characteristics.
Herbal medicine can treat almost any condition that patients might take to their doctor. Common complaints seen by herbalists include skin problems such as psoriasis, acne and eczema, digestive disorders such as peptic ulcers, colitis, irritable bowel syndrome and indigestion.