Emma Dalton

Complementary Therapist

BSc (Hons), LCPH, RSHom, MNIMH

What is medical herbalism?

Medical Herbalism is the original form of medicine going back thousands of years.

The science developed from being an apothecary and was superceded by the pharmaceutical industry in the 20th century.  The industry took the treatments from plant matter and determined what they thought were the active constituents. They then found ways of synthesising them and patenting them in order to construct a lucrative industry.

For example, aspirin was based on the use of meadowsweet and willow bark as a pain relief.

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