WHAT IS IT?
YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED
medicines have been used in traditional medicine for thousands of
years and in many countries are still used in mainstream medicine.
However, with the development of chemical drugs over the last century,
the medical and healthcare professions mostly disregarded herbal
medicines. This was despite many popular manufactured drugs being
originally based on ingredients synthesised from plants.
Today, however, as more and more people are looking for safe,
natural alternatives to chemical based drugs, plant based medicines
are proving increasingly popular.
Here we explain how herbal medicines work,
their history and answer some of the
most frequently asked questions about herbal