Herbs, Herbal Teas and the Power of Plant Medicine

June 17th, 2019 / Posted by chandra

Plants and their health benefits seem to be on everyone’s radar currently. People are following plant-based diets, countless herbal teas are now available, and a return to more traditional herbal medicine is growing in popularity.

In the past, our ancestors only had plants to depend on to treat illness and disease. Plant-based medicine has been in and out of favour in past century, and the introduction of chemically produced pharmaceuticals has seen its popularity wane. The main issue with herbal medicine is that it hasn’t got the same body of research that big pharmaceutical companies have, meaning that people are less likely to put their trust in it. In recent years, herbal remedies have been recognized as dietary or food supplements and are now readily available to buy in stores and online.

Why do people use plant medicine? For many, it’s a choice to experiment with herbs and plants before turning to conventional drugs and medicines. There are many instances where plants can work just as well (and often better) than their chemical counterparts. Some people choose to follow a natural lifestyle and stay away from unnecessary conventional medicines for their health concerns, preferring  custom herbs that will work with their body to heal and restore your body’s innate healing abilities, free from negative side effects. Plants and herbs from nature’s pharmacy can help a wide range of ailments from joint pain to diaper rash, and insomnia to acid reflux, infertility, thyroid imbalances, stress and anxiety .

Here are a few super simple ideas that are accessible to anyone, anywhere; For a headache try a few drops of some lavender or eucalyptus essential oil on the bottom of your feet and on the temple area of your face. Of course, a cup of peppermint or ginger tea for a digestive issues will certainly have an immediate soothing effect. Patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) improve significantly when treated with Chinese herbal medicine, according to the results of this randomized trial.


The use of Chinese medicinals in the treatment of disease dates back over 3,000 years ago. It’s no surprise that Acupuncture and herbs are extremely complimentative in the treatment of pain, digestion, infertility, hormone imbalances, auto-immunity, skin care, adrenal dysfunction, migraine headaches, TMJ, stress, anxiety and depression. Herbal teas and encapsulated custom formulas are some of the most common forms of Chinese herbs used today. At Chandra Wellness, each herbal prescription is uniquely formulated to a clients unique diagnostic evaluation for optimal results. 

To learn more about how the ancient wisdom of herbal medicine can help you, schedule an appointment today by calling 310.923.1314 or e-mail us with your questions at chandrascofield@gmail.com