Herbal Therapy uses herbs to treat the underlying causes of disease. Instead of looking at the signs and symptoms and then treating the disease, a holistic approach is adopted by taking into consideration a complete picture from lifestyle to physical stressor.
Herbal Therapy is basically about understanding how different herbs work with the body to restore balance and health. The term herb refers to a plant used for medicinal purposes. The medicinal benefits of herbs have been known for centuries. The healing properties of herbs have not changed through the centuries – what was a healing herb a few hundred years ago is still a healing herb today.
Herbs are also used in many traditions as a preventative action to boost immune function and promote general wellbeing before any disease occurs. Unlike conventional medicine, herbalists use the ‘whole’ herb or plant rather than isolating and breaking down chemical compounds and then synthesizing them. This is because the plant, being a part of Nature, is said to represent perfect balance; healing requires the natural combination of elements in the plant or herb, not just a single chemical within it.
Herbs have prana or life-force energy in all their active ingredients. Because they are recognizable by the body’s intelligence, they are assimilated more easily and help the body to activate cells, build tissues, cleanse the system and offer direct aid to sick body parts and organs.
- Holistic Sutra Posted for Ayurved Sutra by Soulpark with Shruti M