Herbal medicine has been used for thousands of years. Our ancestors discovered that plant life can provide healing for many types of disorders and disease. Oriental herbs as well as many other traditional medicines are scientifically valued as research has proven that herb materials contain active components that can explain many of their actions when used in it's natural form. The pharmaceutical industry uses parts of plants to make medicine but the process of extraction alters the effects because the whole plant isn't being used. For instance, drugs used for treatments of asthma and hay fever come from Chinese ephedra, hepatitis remedies from schizandra fruits and licorice roots, and a number of anticancer agents from trees and shrubs. However, because these drugs are not naturally whole their potential side effects are harmful.
Herbs can be taken in a pill form, a tincture or as a tea. Herbs are intended to act as a supplement in the body until the body has regained it's normal function. As a result, herb prescriptions vary depending on the severity of the dysfunction and the ability of the body to recover to normal health.
Herbs are prescribed for various types of dysfunction and disease. For instance, herbs can be given for lethargy and diarrhea as in qi deficiency or for dizziness and lack of sleep as in blood deficiency. Herbs can also be given to help prevent potential infection or a potential cold invasion with a sore throat and cough. These are just a few examples as herb use is expansive and can treat any condition in the body.
Our dispensary at Life Force Health and Wellness is based on herb pharmacology that focuses on herb combinations that complement one another. This form of pharmacology is used all over the world and is considered highly effective. All of our herbs are USDA inspected, high quality pure granules or "patent" herbs taken as a tea or in a pill form. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have regarding herb pharmacology and how they can help improve your health.