Herbal Medicine

Health and Wellness Center, Wellness & Therapy Services located in Coral Gables, South Miami and Miami Beach, FL

Herbal Medicine

About Herbal Medicine

Directly from plant sources, herbal medicines offer a variety of therapeutic properties and can ease many common ailments without pharmaceuticals. At Mind & Soul Therapy & Acupuncture in Coral Gables, Florida, the specialists offer personalized herbal medicine and homeopathy for your needs. To explore botanical remedies and learn about their benefits, call Mind & Soul Therapy & Acupuncture or schedule a wellness consultation online today.

Herbal Medicine Q&A

What is herbal medicine?

Herbal medicine is a type of medicine that uses various parts of plants to treat conditions or boost immunity. An herbalist might prescribe an herbal remedy for its therapeutic properties, flavor, or scent. Some herbal medicines use entire plants, while others only contain plant components or byproducts. 

While herbal medicines can effectively support your health or reduce symptoms, they generally don’t cure conditions. However, they can be powerful and may interact with specific medications or supplements you already take. It’s always a good idea to consult a specialist at Mind & Soul Therapy & Acupuncture before you start using any herbal remedy. 

When is herbal medicine beneficial?

Herbal medicines can address many common ailments and symptoms. Medicines like echinacea, St. John’s wort, and ginseng have offered their therapeutic properties to people for millennia and are still widely available today. You might take herbal remedies to alleviate:

  • Menstrual cramps
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Headaches
  • Cold and flu symptoms
  • Poor circulation
  • Joint pain and stiffness
  • High blood pressure
  • Stress
  • Depression

Mind & Soul Therapy & Acupuncture often prescribes herbal medicine and homeopathic remedies alongside other holistic and naturopathic treatments including massage therapy, acupuncture, or Neuro Emotional Technique (NET) mind-body stress relief. 

How do I take herbal medicine?

Your specialist at Mind & Soul Therapy & Acupuncture tells you exactly how to take your herbal medicine to experience its optimal benefits. Herbal medicines can come in many forms, including oral supplements. 

The botanicals you take may be dried, powdered, or diluted with water or alcohol. You can find herbal remedies in the following forms:

  • Teas
  • Powders
  • Pills 
  • Tinctures
  • Gels
  • Topical creams
  • Bath additives

Your specialist tells you the remedy’s benefits and how often you should use it to get the best possible results. 

To support your health with naturally sourced herbal medicine, call Mind & Soul Therapy & Acupuncture or book a wellness consultation online today.