Updated: Jul 16, 2019
Herbal practitioners are trained in herbal medicine to use plants and natural substances to improve health, and alleviate or prevent illness. Herbalists tend to be very holistic when it comes to treating patients and they focus on all aspects of your well being including physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual.
Herbs are referred to as dietary supplements instead of drugs or medicine. Although most herbs are safe and have no side effects, they can interact with medicine, vitamins, minerals and even some food. That’s why it is important to get your herbs through a licensed practitioner and they will know what is best for you plus the herbs they use first go through strict testing to ensure they are safe.
*As always be sure to use a reputable practitioner, inform them of all the medication you take and always consult your doctor before making any changes.