Botanical medicine is the use of prepared herbs to treat different diseases and strengthen the body against disease and illness. Plants can be used individually, or in combination, depending on the needs of each individual.
The herbs are harvested and processed by different companies, and are usually prescribed as a tablet, capsule or tincture form. Tinctures are liquid preparations of herbs or herbal constituents, and are usually alcohol based. Dried or fresh herbs can also be prepared as teas (also called infusions) by patients at home, depending on individual preference and convenience.