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Naturally Nice Herbs
At Naturally Nice Nutrition, we use herbs alongside plant-based foods to help you combat symptoms of ill health and to help you to feel your very best. Every plant has a unique set of natural healing properties that work to restore balance within the body so that it can heal itself. Many herbs and plant extracts are nutritionally dense and can provide you with numerous essential nutrients that are needed for many important bodily functions. Herbs can be used as teas, ground into powders and added to meals or smoothies; they can also be used topically to help with skin complaints. We recommend topical use and the use of tinctures in order to bypass the stomach if there are digestive or absorption problems.
The medicinal use of herbs is said to be as old as mankind itself and until the 18th century it was the usual form of medical treatment in the west. Herbalism is widely practised with the use of herbs and plant-based medicines rising rapidly in recent years. It involves the use of plants to treat disease and enhance general health and well-being. Herbal treatments are being used to help treat a number of health concerns and conditions, including allergies, arthritis, migraines, fatigue, skin infections, gastrointestinal issues and even cancer. Proving that it’s true that plants are medicine. Different herbs and plants act on the systems of the body and are especially strengthening to particular organs.
A plant is made up of many different components that act together to make a safe and effective treatment option. Herbal remedies are made from differing combinations of plant parts e.g. leaves, flowers or roots. Each part can have different medicinal uses and the many types of natural chemical ingredients requiring different extraction methods. Both fresh and dried plant matter are used, depending on the herb. Plants are uniquely composed of an exact cocktail of several compounds. This means that the effect is more balanced, and that side effects are averted. This allows the body to heal and recover naturally.
When a herbal medicine is used the effect is gentle, balanced and healing. Usually, the organ or system being treated is supported and encouraged to function properly. This means after a course of treatment with a herb or plant based remedy and changes to your lifestyle, the body is potentially healed. The herbal treatment can then often be stopped without a rebound effect or relapse. The choice to follow a course of herbal treatment usually involves commitment from the patient, as dietary and lifestyle changes are required alongside the herbs to get the best results. Naturally Nice Nutrition has a dedicated team that can provide guidance sessions on making changes and incorporating herbs in to your diet.