What is herbal medicine? And what about iridology and naturopathy?
Well, herbal medicine is medicine using plants instead of drugs. Simple, eh? Thanks for stopping by and see you next time!
Except it's not that easy. While it may be true to say that herbalists use plants instead of drugs, that rather glib introductory phrase doesn't begin to touch upon the rich and varied threads that weave the tapestry of herbal medicine past, present and future. Neither does it acknowledge that pharmaceutical medicine would not exist without plant-derived chemicals, which represent some of its most important weapons even in 2015. But I'm getting ahead of myself.
An introduction to herbal medicine, iridology and naturopathy
An irregular blog
I'm Adam Smith, a Herbalist and Naturopath practising in the Surrey/West Sussex/Kent border area. Although I hope it will change, I don't currently post here regularly.