Herbal Medicine has a very long tradition; it is the most widely used medicinal system in the world, common in all societies and across all cultures. It uses medicines that are made exclusively from plants. Originally all food that grew from the ground was called herbs, only later changing to the vegetables, fruits and herbs as we know them today. Herbal medicine therefore originated from the foods we ate and how they affect us.
Prescribed correctly, herbs work with the body to heal, rather than to suppress and control.