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Most people are unaware that herbal medicine is the main form of medicine used in over 80% of the world's population. Science is continually trying to identify the chemical make up of plants but in most cases, the complexity of the plant kingdom still evades the limited techniques that modern science has to offer.

What can herbal medicines treat?

Herbal medicine can treat almost any condition that patients consult the doctors for. Some common complaints seen by the herbalists include:

• Skin problems such as psoriasis, acne and eczema

• Digestive disorders such as peptic ulcers, colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, indigestion angina, high blood pressure, varicose veins and varicose ulcers

• Pmt, period problems and menopausal problems


• Stress, migraine and headaches

• Tonsillitis, influenza and allergic responses like hayfever and asthma

• Autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis

The herbal approach to health

Medical Herbalists are trained in the same diagnostic skills as orthodox doctors but takes a holistic approach to illness and patient care. Herbalists do not treat the disease the person has, but the person who has the disease. At Rosemary & Thyme Herbals, we aim to identify the underlying cause of the problem and address it, rather than addressing any symptoms that the patients have.

What is herbal medicine and how does it work?

Why are herbs different from drugs?

Many of the pharmaceutical drugs used today are based on plant constituents and new drugs today are still being derived from the plant world. The pharmaceutical industry identifies and artificially synthesises single constituents in plants which they believe may work, and reproduces these on a large scale. The important difference is that our herbal medicines are extractions of part of the whole plant (flowers, leaves, berries, roots) and contain hundreds or even thousands of plant constituents that work in harmony.

Are you interested to visit the Rosemary & Thyme Herbals in Edinburgh to know more about the herbal medicine? Or, do you already feel that this is the right approach to health? Simply contact us or visit us to make an appointment.

If any local groups would like to meet us, we are happy to give talks and presentations on herbal medicines and the benefits of it. We are located in Edinburgh. Call us to find out more:

07973 368 189

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