Botanical Herbal Medicine
The use of plants for healing dates back to the beginnings of civilization and is the foundation of modern pharmacology. Botanical medicines are made from plants with a wide range of documented healing properties and when used at correct dosages have virtually no negative side effects.
As the subject of a growing number of clinical research studies, the botanical medicines we use have been proven safe and highly effective by scientific research. Naturopathic Doctors are extensively trained in both the art and science of botanical medicine and use medicinal plants in many forms — teas, creams, tinctures and capsules.
Botanical medicines can be used in the treatment of practically any health concern, however care must be taken to avoid harmful interactions between prescription drugs and medicinal plants.
Naturopathic Doctors are currently the only health care providers in Canada to be licensed for the use of botanical medicine and are well educated in preventing negative herb-drug interactions.