Herbal Medicine

Traditional herbal medicines are naturally occurring, plant-derived substances with minimal or no processing that have been used to treat health conditions. Herbal medicine preparations can include: tinctures, glycerites, teas, and topical preparations. Humans have used herbs as food and as medicine for thousands and thousands of years; some even say it is the oldest form of medicine!

Currently, plants have contributed to the development of many of the pharmaceuticals we know today, and are a powerful form of medicine that can assist healing on many levels. Herbal medicine has a scope of use as wide as any form of medicine, as herbs may be used for any condition that is medically treatable. Herbal medicine has been shown to assist in healing a wide variety of conditions such as: skin conditions, digestive complaints, colds, the flu, respiratory problems, kidney problems, sleep issues, hormonal imbalances, and many, many more.

The use of herbal medicine is well established and widely acknowledged to be safe and effective, when used properly under Doctor supervision. Naturopathic doctors are the only primary care providers trained in botanical medicine.

About our Herbal Medicine Dispensary

Medella Optimal Health has one of the few in-house, state-of-the-art herbal medicine dispensaries located in the Pacific Northwest that uses Heron Botanicals, Inc as our high quality supplier. Founded in 1982, Heron Botanicals produces artisan-quality herbal extracts for practitioners across North America. Located in the Pacific Northwest, Heron botanicals uses local species and fresh plant material whenever possible. Heron produces over 300 products utilizing Western, Chinese, and Ayurvedic herbs, as well as obscure herbs, and an array of glycerites and topicals. Heron is committed to staying on the cutting-edge while honoring tradition and maintaining their dedication to quality and sustainability.

We clearly disclose that Dr. Yarnell is a co-owner of Heron Botanicals, Inc. Medella Optimal Health does not charge a profit when we sell these extracts, in order to offset our conflict-of-interest. Medella Optimal Health is committed to serving our patients with the highest quality of care. We are working hard to keep the widest range of herbal medicine available to the practitioners and thus to our patients.