Herbal Medicine Glasgow

Herbal medicine is our oldest form of medicine and has been practised world-wide over many thousands of years. Plants and humans have evolved together over millennia and nature provides us with gentle and safe medicines which are perfectly adapted to our physiology.

Herbal remedies provide a gentle form of treatment that can be used for a wide range of health conditions without the side-effects of conventional medicine. Plants contain a vast array of chemicals which interact with our body's biochemistry to initiate healing. Herbalists use whole-plant extracts rather than isolated plant chemicals. The delicate interplay of phytochemicals enhance the therapeutic value of individual constituents. This synergistic effect accounts for the whole being greater than the sum of its individual parts. One such example is acetyl-salicylic acid, more commonly known as aspirin. It is an anti-inflammatory chemical isolated from Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria) and White Willow (Salix alba).