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The Power of Herbal Medicine

Herbal medicine is used today by 80% of the world’s population, and is prescribed by GPs in places such as Switzerland and Scandinavia   Every herb used medicinally has known actions and qualities, with affinities to one or more body systems or organ, for example nerve tropho-restoratives that nourish the nervous system, improving resilience to stress and addressing adrenal fatigue, to herbs such as Hawthorn that balance blood pressure.   

Traditional use of herbs often goes back hundreds if not thousands of years, and these days we also have the benefit of scientific research studies for some herbs. 

Herbs support women's health beautifully;

They support balancing of hormone levels in various ways; supporting or moderating progesterone and oestrogen production, blocking xeno-oestrogens (environment chemicals that act like oestrogen but in a harmful way) from binding to your oestrogen receptors, modulating an irregular cycle, and supporting your liver in its various detox pathways (breaking down and removal of waste products/toxins and supporting the regeneration of liver cells).

They also are incredible for improving gut health, with whole categories of herbs that stimulate bile production, regenerate and protect the liver, tighten the cell junctions on the gut wall, demulcent herbs that sooth inflammation of the mucosal lining, throughout the entire intestinal tract, anti-inflammatory herbs, and strong microbial, anti-fungal, and anti-parasitic herbs to kill pathogens without killing healthy cells or organisms. 

From a mental health perspective, they can support anxiety disorders and depression through actions such as nourishing the adrenal glands (which produce cortisol), modulating serotonin production, modulate GABA and dopamine, with some working directly on the pituitary gland.

Herbs can also very successful support sleep disorders, hot flushes and night sweats, as well as supporting heart health and heart palpitations. Almost all my clients have required a stress tonic, to nourish & repair their nervous system with nutrient dense herbs, rich in phytonutrients, that relax them, and increase their resilience to stress in times of need (scientifically proven). 

All the herbs I use (tinctures, teas etc) are from British suppliers and are rigorously tested to ensure the potency of their phytochemicals.

(Please don't buy herbs from amazon as they may not be the actual herb advertised/be toxic.) 

" I was sceptical at first as to how a naturopath might be able to help me, I was at the end of my tether having spent 18 months almost permanently bloated and just feeling generally quite awful in myself (especially after I ate anything). I had tried so many other things including huge changes to my diet and nothing seemed to work. In just a couple of months, Angela has showed me how naturopathic medicine can support my body in the best of ways and improve my overall health. Her knowledge is truly excellent and I am so thankful to have stumbled across her on IG, contacting her was the best thing I ever did! She comes highly recommended. Thank you!"

Sarah, 41

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