Herbal  Medicine

Herbal Medicine

What is Herbal Medicine?


Herbal medicine, also called botanical medicine or phytomedicine, refers to using a plant's seeds, berries, roots, leaves, bark, or flowers for medicinal purposes. Herbalism has a long tradition of use outside conventional medicine. It is becoming more mainstream as improvements in analysis and quality control, along with advances in clinical research, show the value of herbal medicine in treating and preventing disease.

Who can benefit from Herbal Medicine?

Herbal medicine offers treatments for virtually every ailment affecting any body system.


Common conditions seen by herbalists include:

  • Skin problems such as psoriasis, acne and eczema

  • Digestive problems such as peptic ulcer, colitis, irritable bowel syndrome and indigestion and heartburn

  • Heart and circulatory conditions such as angina, high blood pressure, varicose veins and ulcers

  • Gynaecological disorders such as premenstrual syndrome and menopausal problems


Other conditions herbalists treat include:

  • Arthritis

  • Insomnia

  • Stress and nervous related conditions

  • Headaches and migraine

  • Upper respiratory tract infection;

  • Colds and flu

  • Allergic responses such as hay fever and asthma

Meet our Clinical Herbalist

Amy Boldt Herbal Medicine Herbalist

Specialist in Sleep, Anxiety and Digestion

"My interest in medicinal plants and foraging led me to the Maryland University of Integrative Health (formerly known as Tai Sophia) where I earned a Certification in Herbalism and a Masters of Science in Therapeutic Herbalism.

As a person who feels called to acts of service, first as an educator, now as health practitioner, I strive to help others find alternatives they may not have been aware of, by using the gifts nature has provided all along."

Amy Boldt, MS