Herbal medicine is an effective and nourishing way to support the natural healing processes of your body for both acute and chronic conditions. An individual herb and/or a formulation of multiple specific herbs are often prescribed and tailored to individual needs. Botanical medicine prescriptions may be given as teas, tinctures (alcohol extracts)/glycerides (glycerine extract), essential oils, solid extracts, syrups, capsules, or powdered form. Both evidence based and traditional/empirical based botanical treatments are commonly utilized. As the body of clinical research grows, more and more is learned about the mechanism of action and clinical uses of botanical medicines and their extracts/phytochemicals/phytonutrients. With this understanding, we are gaining new insight into how and why our traditional herbal treatments have been effective for so many years.