Herbal remedies have been used effectively for centuries. Before we had pharmaceutical medicine, we relied heavily on herbal medicine to support health and treat disease. In fact, many pharmaceuticals are based on active components found in botanicals.
Our predecessors may not have had the ability to identify the active ingredients in herbal remedies, but they knew how to effectively use plant-based medicine through the passage of knowledge from one generation to the next.
Today, we have the ability to study herbal medicines and differentiate the active ingredients. We have a deeper understanding of the biochemical effects of each of these components individually along with the synergistic effects when individual components are combined. We are fortunate to have available to us extensive research which catalogs the applicable uses of botanicals.
Herbal medicine has come a long way and has achieved recognition in both alternative and conventional medicine.
At Sunrise Functional Medicine, we have extensive experience in the use of herbal medicines to treat common and complex disorders. Botanicals can be taken in capsule, tablet or tincture form. Topical botanicals are also available for specific conditions.