Herbal Medicine

Different kinds of herbs

There are many classifications of herbs used in medicine. There is often overlap between the groups and one finds some herbs common to several groups. Most of the herbs used at the Greenhouse are included in the following groups:

Western herbs

Most of the Western herbs used at the Greenhouse are produced by Mediherb in Australia. Mediherb has an international reputation for organically grown source materials and highly standardized production methods. The result is a dependable, effective herbal product.

Different methods of preparation of Western herbs can result in Flower Essences or Homeopathic medicines.

Chinese herbs

Often combined with classical Acupuncture for optimal effect.

African herbs

Exciting discoveries involving the benefits of some African herbs have yet to be thoroughly researched. Such herbs include Sutherlandia, African Ginger, Warburgia, Buchu, Sceletium and Hoodia, which are very useful in practice.

Ayurvedic herbs

These belong to an Indian traditional medical system going back 5000 years.

UnaniTibb herbs

Relatively new on the health scene, this system of medicine originates in ancient Greek times and has been adopted into Arabic culture.

When are Herbs used?

Herbs are used in a wide variety of conditions, including detoxification, liver support, regulation of the immune system, organ support [e.g. thyroid gland], regulating metabolic functions [e.g. blood sugar balance], emotional support, and virus and fungus elimination.

What is the difference between a herb and a homeopathic medicine?



Made from plants

Made from plants & other substances

Have a physiological effect on the body

Have an energetic effect on the body

Have colour and taste

Have no intrinsic colour or taste

The more concentrated the more powerful the effect

The more dilute the more powerful the effect

Caution: may interact with certain drugs

Caution: do not take with/near food. Do not expose to strong odours or sunlight

Follow laws of Newtonian physics

Follow laws of Quantum physics


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