Stockport Herbal Medicine#
The use of plants to promote health and fight disease is older than mankind itself, many animals have been observed selecting plants that they would not normally eat to help their own health. Richard uses herbal medicine in Stockport and the Peak District to treat a wide range of conditions
The modern herbalist has a wide range of knowledge at their disposal from traditional to modern research and indeed a wider than ever range of herbs with our modern global market. However I tend to use herbs that are native to Europe and America, feeling they are more suited to the western constitution and available in a fresher more potent form. Many modern drugs were extracted from plants originally but herbalists believe the complex combination of chemicals in the whole plant provides a more balanced remedy with fewer side effects.
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