Herbalist practice plant medicine and recommends the proper use of plants for their food and medicinal values. Herbalist can grow, store and sell herbs also.
Dr. Ranvir Pahwa is a Clinical Herbalist or Clinical Phytotherapist.
Dr. Pahwa uses East Indian (Ayurvedic Herbs), Chinese, Western and Folk herbs for the treatments of various Health problems.
Herbal medicine is as old as human civilization.
Over 70% of modern drugs have been discovered through the herbs. Some specific examples are Aspirin, Caffeine, Morphine, Reserpine, Penicillin, Sennocot, Theophyline,Taxol, Vincristine, Vinblastine, etc.
The knowledge about Traditional and Modern usages is very crucial. We are up-to-date on the medicinal values and toxic-side effects of herbs.
Herb recommendations are based upon the studies of medicinal properties of herbs, case studies, research and compatibility of the herbal energetics to the body's constitution, sign and symptoms.
With the toxicology background Dr. Pahwa researches and checks out any drugs, herbs and nutrient interactions.
For the successful treatments herbs need to be combined, based on their energetics at the time of individualized recommendations. Energetics relates to the quality of the herb that may be heating, cooling and neutral.
Commonly available specially the western herb formulas are not prepared for for the individual needs, either they do not work or have little effects or can cause side effects and adverse effects on the prolonged use.