What is herbal medicine?

Herbal medicine is the practice of using barks, roots, leaves, berries and flowers for their healing, nourishing, and supportive qualities. Each plant and its parts have different constituents and uses. They are most often combined to create a synergistic and individualised approach to care and can play an important role in managing a wide variety of health conditions.


As traditional medicines, herbs have stood the test of time and are still used today by 80% of the world’s population. Indeed, the World Health Organisation encourages international support for herbal medicines in all countries. It acknowledges that traditional systems and knowledge must be preserved in order for current health care systems to be sustainable.