Botanical medicines are ones derived from various parts of plants – roots, stems, leaves and flowers. These medicines are often in an alcohol or glycerin base and hark back to the earliest origins of medicine. They may also come in the form or teas, tablets or capsules.
Plant based medicines are incredibly therapeutic and can be individualized to the patient depending on what the needs are. This is often a good option for children as the liquids are easy to swallow and can be dosed according to weight.