Botanical MedicineMany plant substances are powerful medicines. An herbalist generally utilizes the entire plant either singly or in combination with complimentary herbs as extracts, teas, or dried encapsulated preparations. When properly utilized, most botanical medicines can be applied effectively with minimal likelihood of side effects.
Many drugs commonly used in modern medicine were originally derived from medicinal plants. In these cases, an active ingredient of an herb was identified, isolated then chemically synthesized to form a drug. It is thought that the use of a single component may be responsible for some of the adverse side effects commonly experienced because of the absence of other components found in the whole plant.
Both Chinese and western herbs are used at Sage Holistic Health and are combined to provide the best formula for each unique individual.