Botanical Medicines and Herbs
The use of standardized extracts of medicinal plants and herbs according to their therapeutic benefits and documented research is another effective naturopathic modality. The use of plants as remedies dates back to the beginning of time, and is the foundation of modern pharmacology. Naturopathic doctors will often use botanical medicine in conjuction with other therapies. Research shows that botanicals often offer health benefits without some of the risks or side effects associated with pharmaceutical drugs. Dr. Luhar usually prescribes botanical medicines in the form of liquid tinctures, capsules or tablets, as well as loose herbs such as those used to make a herbal tea.