Hundreds of thousands of patients are safely treated with high-quality plant medicines every year. Common and more complicated conditions commonly dealt with by your GP can be diagnosed and treated by medical herbalists.
Prescriptions cover conditions affecting anything from immunity and reproductive health to respiratory and skin problems. Sleep disorders, stress, anxiety, irritable bowel syndrome, eczema, the menopause and hormonal complaints are also widely treated using plant medicine.
With research into the benefits of plant medicine and various clinical trials underway, Cancer UK notes that up to 60% of people with cancer use herbal remedies alongside conventional treatments. It reported, "Most of the people used herbal medicines to feel more in control”.
Nerve health. Herbs are of enormous benefit for calming nerves, reducing stress and anxiety, lifting mood and aiding restorative sleep. Melissa is one of the main remedies for nervous system disorders.