Western Herbal Medicine has an extremely long history, far longer in fact than ‘conventional medicine’. The earliest records of the use of medicinal herbs were associated with the Assyro-Babylonians and the Egyptians. The Egyptian Ebers papyrus (c1550 BC) includes over 700 prescriptions which mention caraway, coriander, garlic, linseed, peppermint, figs, fennel, anise, poppy and castor oil.
Herbal medicine uses whole plant preparations so that the overall effect is gentle and balanced. Herbs may be prescribed in a wide range of forms including tinctures, decoctions, infusions, capsules, powders, creams, ointments, poultices, eye and ear drops, pessaries, gargles, scalp lotion, inhalation baths and more. Treatments are formulated here at Myrobalan Clinic and are tailored to the individual circumstances of each patient.