What can Herbal Medicine help with?

The EHTPA have developed a great website with lots of information about seeing a herbalist and herbal medicine - www.herbalist.org.uk 
They have a really comprehensive page about  the conditions herbal medicine might be able to help you with and the evidence for herbal treatment, some of which is below:

In response to an independent review of submitted clinical evidence herbal practitioners may claim to treat the following specific conditions but this list should not be taken as complete by any means as absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.

  • functional dyspepsia
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • premenstrual syndrome
  • back pain
  • osteoarthritis
  • depression
  • migraine
  • some acute infections (common cold, rhinosinusitis, uncomplicated upper respiratory tract infections, type A and B influenza).

Herbalists believe that herbal medicines can have a significant role to play in the treatment of the a wide range of conditions including:
  • Skin disease, including eczema, psoriasis, acne, acne rosacea, urticaria.
  • Gastrointestinal disorders, including acid indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic constipation, inflammatory bowel disease
  • Gynaecological conditions, including premenstrual syndrome and dysmenorrhoea, endometriosis, infertility
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome,
  • Respiratory conditions, including asthma, bronchitis, and chronic coughs, rhinitis and sinusitis
  • Arthritic conditions (e.g. osteoarthritis, gout and rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Urinary conditions including chronic cystitis, urinary tract infections, kidney stones
  • Psychological problems (e.g. depression, anxiety).


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