In a world where pharmaceuticals dominate our healthcare landscape, the ancient practice of phytotherapy, or plant-based medicine, often remains overlooked. Surprisingly, this form of healing traces its origins back to the Neanderthal period and has served as a foundation for at least 30% of today’s pharmaceutical drugs.
Exploring Plant Power. Examples of plants working in synergy with the body's systems:
Passionflower: Enhances the availability of the neurotransmitter GABA, aiding in sleep and anxiety relief.
Turmeric: Exhibits antioxidant, anti-inflammatory properties, underlying its potential therapeutic benefits.
Red Clover: Rich in isoflavones, it acts on hormone receptors, alleviating symptoms of fluctuating hormones.
St. John’s Wort: Known for its effectiveness in managing depression without typical side effects.
Perimenopause: Phyoestrogenic herbs effectively lessen symptoms of hormone fluctuations.
Thyroid Support: Herbs such as gum guggal have been used in traditional medicine to restore thyroid health.
Adrenal Imbalances: Adaptogens such as ashwagandha and rhodiola help the body deal with stress.
Weight Management: Herbs like cinnamon and garcinia cambogia help with insulin and fat metabolism.
Phytotherapy’s Foundation inModern Medicine
Maximising Herbal Medicine’s Potential
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