There are many recipes for herbal infusions. Many of them can be used as a strengthening drink in the period of greatest morbidity. A perfect example is chamomile or nettle infusion, as well as calendula infusion. However, calendula has a much wider application, because in herbal medicine it is also used in the form of compresses for difficult-to-heal wounds, as well as a component of ointments in inflammatory and fungal conditions.
An infusion that can be used prophylactically is the one from elderberry flowers – thanks to the high amount of vitamin C it strengthens immunity, helps reduce fever and shorten the duration of the disease, so it is worth getting dried flowers of this plant and use all year round. Very often, herbal medicine can also be a response to shattered nerves – lemon balm, mint, horsetail or fennel teas are very popular, inexpensive, and tasty ways to relieve yourself in a state of strong stress. However, do not overdo them, as they can result in excessive drowsiness and dizziness.
The phytotherapy (herbal medicine) office offers consultations allowing the patient to start a comprehensive, rational and safe treatment of diseases and ailments of various organs. The proposed herbal mixtures are always selected individually for the patient. The use of herbs is possible in any situation, but it must meet two basic rules:
- the disease must be diagnosed by a doctor,
- the herbs used must be compatible with the medications you are currently taking.
Conversation with the patient will not replace advice and full medical diagnosis, but will help determine how to supplement it, alleviate possible side effects and help in chronic ailments that can be safely treated with natural medicines.