Herbal medicine forms an important part of Ayurveda.
It is the use of plant based medicines to promote good health and treat illness. It combines traditional knowledge with insights from clinical and laboratory research into the active constituents of herbs.
The medicaments used in the clinic are made primarily from herbs, sometimes in combination with minerals.
They are specially formulated and include flowers, leaves, seeds, roots & barks. Each herb has healing properties which are used for specific purposes & perform particular functions.
The doctors prescribe the combination of herbal formulations specifically suited to treat you and your conditions. Each prescription is therefore tailor-made.
Are herbs safe?
Herbal medicine is very safe when prescribed by a competent practitioner with good medical and herbal knowledge.
You start by taking the medicines every day. As treatment continues your progress is closely monitored through regular consultations.
Ayurvedic doctors will alter the prescription & reduce the dosage accordingly.
Since all patients & conditions are different, length of treatment can vary from few weeks to several months.
After a period of treatment you are able to stop the medicine.