Herbal Medicine

Hilda Solomons, BSc (Hons), Dip. ION, MNIMH, mBANT

Hilda holds a degree in Western Herbal Medicine from the University of Westminster and is a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists founded in 1864. She graduated with the world renowned Institute for Optimal Nutrition and is a member of the BANT and CNHC, the governing bodies. Additional studies include training on the Gerson Therapy with GI/USA and Hydrotherapy with the foremost Kneipp Schule of Germany.

  Hilda Solomons

What is Herbal Medicine?

Western Herbal Medicine uses medicinal plant remedies to treat and prevent a wide range of conditions and restore health and vitality. Being the oldest form of medicine and still used by most of the world's population, herbalism combines ancient tradition and the latest scientific research and knowledge to assist its patients. Herbal Medicine addresses the individual as a whole rather than concentrates on any one symptom. The focus of the treatment is on the underlying cause that is at the root of the disease or condition.

Suitable for all ages, it can be used to treat a wide range of health conditions. It can also complement existing treatments or be used to alleviate symptoms or side effects from conventional treatment.

Herbal Medicine provides a natural way to support today's lifestyle, reduce stress, increase energy and bring about balance. It provides powerful remedies to prevent disease, enhance wellbeing and speed up healing.

Herbal Treatment

A herbal prescription is designed to be unique to each patient as no two individuals are the same. For this reason it is common for two people with the same condition to be prescribed different herbal formulas. Herbal remedies consist of herbal extracts (tinctures), dried herbs taken as teas, powders, capsules, creams or oils. Only natural whole plant extracts are used, instead of isolated extracts. Herbalists believe in the synergistic effect of medicinal plant constituents to produce a safer and more effective result. Attention is also given to diet, nutrition and lifestyle.