Herbal remedies have been handed down from one generation to the next for thousands of years!
It is interesting that so many people think of herbal remedies as new and unproven. When you consider that for thousands of years of human existence, it was the healers with vast knowledge of nature that were the most treasured and revered people in the community. Their herbal remedies were handed down from one generation to the next, and it wasn’t until modern medicine arrived on the scene that they ended up placed on the back burner, so to speak. Here at Boutique Wellness in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, we are a part of the movement bringing back and improving upon the herbal remedies that thankfully did not disappear entirely.
It might interest you to know that many of today’s medications were developed from herbal remedies. Through scientific methods and research, plants were studied to find the constituent that provided the desired effect. From there, further work created synthetic components that did the same thing because it is more affordable to create medications that way than to farm or forage for enough of the natural source to handle the demand. While this may sound like a grand idea, the proponents for holistic medicine caution that the human body has not yet evolved enough to recognize them like it does herbal remedies, leading to undesirable side effects.
Mary Ann Coffey, D.Ph., CCN, founded our wellness clinic after working as a pharmacist and seeing patients end up on multiple medications, with extra pills often needed to combat problems caused by the first ones. When you add medication interactions to the mix, she became convinced that integrated healthcare and medication therapeutic management would be an improved course of action. If you would like to learn more about herbal remedies, contact us for a personalized medication review to find out if there are other options that would work better for you.