Herbal Medicine

Herbal Medicine is Natural-Supportive-Strengthening-Healing
Herbal medicine consists of plants to treat illnesses and promote wellness.  Plants used in herbal medicine contain a group of beneficial constituents and vital mineral components — when used in its full, natural context.  A plant is able to  synthesize its own chemicals to protect itself against disease, and this is also effective in humans. Medical Herbalists seek to find the underlying cause of dis-harmony, and the treatment plan is focused on looking at the individual as a whole.  Medical Herbalists are knowledgeable of any drug/herb contraindications and always take into consideration any medications that have been prescribed. Plant-based remedies offer gentle ways to heal and maintain optimal health.  Our dispensary includes a large selection of custom herbal formulae including teas, tinctures, capsules and salves.

Herbal Medicine consultations are available with Registered Herbalist Patrizia Pinto

The Scope of Practice of Registered Herbalists

The practice of herbal medicine is the promotion, maintenance and restoration of an individual’s health primarily through the internal and external use of plant-based medicines. Whole plants or parts thereof may be harvested and processed by the herbalist. Herbal medicines are dispensed in pharmacopeial and other forms, prepared through simple traditional methods in order to retain the naturally-balanced properties of the plant. The use of other natural health products may also be recommended. The therapeutic requirements for each person are assessed in a manner consistent with the tradition and training of the individual herbalist. Methods of assessment may include but are not limited to case history, physical examinations and the review of diagnostic test results. Relevant issues including nutrition, exercise, hygiene, environment and stress-management are addressed throughout the consultation process.