I have always loved prescribing liquid herbal medicine. I still remember back in uni during our herbal medicine classes, that I adored learning about herbs and their unique healing properties. As we learned about each plant, a liquid extract of that plant would be passed around for us to try. It was my favourite part of the class. Each herb has it's own unique flavour profile (some more pleasant than others!) and contains the full spectrum of plant phytochemicals. You could feel them start to work their magic as soon as they touch your lips sometimes. Especially herbs such as kava (a beautiful anxiolytic which also has sedative qualities which you can feel relaxing you as it moves through your body). Liquid herbal medicine prescribing is the perfect blend of science and the art of formulating the right blend just for you and your unique health concerns. Here are some of the reasons why I love prescribing these beautiful blends in my Naturopathy consultations, and why I am so excited to be able to offer this service to you!
Created Just For You
Every single time I formulate a herbal formula, it is created for your unique health and wellness concerns. This is an incredibly important and unique part of this modality. Where else can you visit a practitioner and have a personalised herbal medicine formula created just for you? There is both a science and an art to creating unique bespoke herbal medicine prescriptions (which requires years of study!) and when you find the right formula, the results can be truly amazing!
High Quality Products
I had the amazing opportunity to visit the manufacturing plant where the liquid extracts I use are created. It was seriously like walking into the Willy Wonka of herbal medicine manufacturing! The air is permeated with the scent of potent herbs, the people who work there are so passionate about what they do, and the amount of rigorous testing conducted from the moment the herb arrives is truly amazing.
Absorption is Amazing
As I mentioned above, you can sometimes feel liquid herbs begin to work as soon as you ingest them. As soon as they touch your mucous membranes (such as your mouth, stomach and small intestine), they begin to be absorbed. Even those with a sluggish digestion can experience the full benefit of liquid herbs. Herbal extracts are primarily created with alcohol as the solvent (an amazing substance for extracting the active constituents of plants which also preserves the herbal extracts).
A Perfect Example of Plant Alchemy
There is something almost magical about being able to harness the healing active phytochemicals in plants to create a liquid herbal extract! Creating these liquids takes time and care. Transforming raw materials into a potent plant based extract is a true example of alchemy.
I’ve been called to offer a more comprehensive herbal formula experience in my clinic for a while now, a gentle tug back to this alchemical practice. The herbalist in me yearns to have more of those beautiful bottles lined up again in clinic so I can formulate herbal prescriptions just for you. I do have to admit, having this type of dispensary does require a financial and energetic outlay and so I have have waited until now to make this investment again. Liquid herbal medicine is available again at Little Alchemy. I can't wait to share it with you. Book an online consultation with me here