Herbal Medicine

What Is Herbal Medicine?

Herbal Medicine is the use of plants for their therapeutic properties. It is the oldest and the most widely used system of medicine in the world today.

Significant advantages can be derived from using herbal treatments to prevent / treat disease and / or promote health and well-being. The therapeutic activity of a plant, due to its chemical nature, provides a gentle and safe solution to all manner of conditions.

Herbal Medicine is increasingly being validated by scientific investigation, and many modern pharmaceuticals have been modelled on, or derived from chemicals found in plants.

How Does Herbal Treatment Work?

Over thousands of years of use, specific plants have become known for their active healing ingredients, which work to stimulate and strengthen the body’s own healing powers. A Medical Herbalist works holistically; offering patients custom-made medicine to support the body’s healing process. By consulting a Medical Herbalist, you are ensuring the most appropriate herbs are used to successfully treat your condition.

The first consultation will generally lasts for one hour and takes into consideration your diet, lifestyle and a detailed account of your medical history.

Treatment is generally in the form of liquid tinctures, herbal teas, pills, cream, pessaries and lotions.

What Can Herbal Medicine Treat

A Medical Herbalist is able to deal with everyone from children to the elderly and can treat any condition. Herbal Medicine is particularly beneficial to those with the following conditions:

  • Anxiety, depression
  • Asthma, hay fever
  • Baby/ childhood illnesses
  • Bowel disorders, Indigestion, wind
  • Bronchitis
  • Eating disorders
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches, migraines
  • High blood pressure
  • Insomnia
  • Menopausal problems
  • Obesity
  • Painful joints/ muscles
  • Period irregularities, infertility
  • Prostate problems
  • Skin disorders such as eczema and psoriasis

Riki will be leading her next Herbal Walk on 25th May 2014 at Molesey Heath, Surrey.

If you are interested in learning more please contact Riki on: 07785 978 436 or send email to: riki@rikidavies.co.uk

Riki Davies: Medical Herbalist

Riki Davies obtained a degree in Herbal Medicine at the University of Westminster in London. She is a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH), which is the oldest and most respected professional body of practising Medical Herbalists in the United Kingdom. All its members have obtained a recognised level of training and are bound by strict professional codes of ethics and safety. Riki is also running Herbal Walks in Surrey to educate the public on the benefits of the medicinal plants around us, giving knowledge of herbs and trees growing in the wild. Riki is an author of the book ‘Love Life – Eat Well’ and runs workshops on healthy eating on a regular basis.

Riki also worked for the Macmillan Foundation as a volunteer therapist and is a qualified lecturer. www.rikidavies.co.uk 07785 978 436