Herbal medicine uses plants in holistic healthcare, treating the person not the illness. There are various different types of herbal healing programmes, however generally the majority of herbs fall into one of four categories.

Nourishing Herbs

These can be taken in quantity for extended period of time. They provide nutrients and strengthen the body’s defences and resources. e.g.

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Alfalfa

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Raspberry

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Nettle

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Roses

Tonic Herbs

These acts slowly and have a cumulative effect, they generally aid the body to balance its energy and function more easily and dependably. e.g.

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Dandelion

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Burdock

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Skullcap

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Yellow Dock

Cleansing Herbs

These stimulate the body’s cleansing systems and immune system, also known as antibiotics, antibacterials and antiseptics.

They need to be used with care, as they may stress one part of the body in order to help another. e.g.

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Echinacea

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Red Clover

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Rosemary

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Yarrow

Toxic Herbs

Toxic Herbs – potent to stimulate powerful healing in the body. These herbs are taken for short periods of time or in very small doses. e.g.

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Pokeroot

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Blue Cohosh

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Mistletoe

It is especially important to check, by consulting a herbal practitioner before taking any of the toxic herbs, or if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or seriously ill.

Herbs can bring us closer to Nature and the great gifts for healing that we have to cherish and protect all around us, wise use can be rewarding and safe.

The majority of herbal medicines are taken as tinctures or teas, although ointments, creams, syrups, lotions and herbal baths are all effective in their own way too.

A 45 minute consultation at Angelic Therapy centre will currently be at the introductory price of £30. This will go up to £40 after Chinese New Year which is the 16th February 2018. If you book the Iridology consultation at the same time you get both consultations and your first herbal prescription for £65.

 

Kaye Angus is a fully qualified and accreddited member of the Association of Master Herbalists