Susan J. Fidler, M.S., B.Sc, MCPP, (RH) AHG, TBM
2724 East Broadway
Maryville,TN 37804 USA
Herbs have been used in cultures worldwide for thousands of years as a major part of traditional medicine. Although some of these uses belong to the realms of fantasy, modern scientific research confirms and expands the uses of many medicinal plants as effective therapy. Interestingly, new clinical trials are recognising the value of traditional whole plant extracts which enable activity while protecting from side effects. Selecting combinations of these plants is the skilled job of a herbalist. To effect change and to be safe, herbal selections need to take into account any drugs being used by a client.