Use of plants for medicinal purposes is herbal medicine or herbalism. It is also called as Botanical or phyto-medicine or simply Herbalism. The therapeutic activity is because of their active constituents that act either alone or in combination. The scope of herbal medicine is sometimes extended to include fungal and bee products, as well as minerals, shells and certain animal parts. If you are thinking about using an herbal medicine, first get information on it from reliable sources. Western Herbal Medicine aims to promote health and restore balance in disease.
Revathi B, Gautami J and Sandhya Sree