Botanical medicine refers to the use of plants in their whole form for the prevention and the treatment of disease. Botanical medicine is both effective and safe in treating many conditions when used correctly with proper dosing, and may have fewer side effects than some conventional pharmaceutical drugs. 

Herbs are classified as drugs and as such are regulated and extensively researched for their safety and efficacy. Naturopathic physicians are highly trained in the prescription of herbal medicines, and are regulated to use botanical medicine clinically in Canada.

As you know, herbs are readily available commercially, and according to the World Health Organization, 80% of people worldwide use botanical medicine as part of their primary health care. To use these medicines safely, it is important that you consult with your naturopathic doctor before starting any herbal supplementation especially if you are currently on any medications. 

To find out if botanical medicine is right for you, contact me here.