Western herbal medicine is the use of medicinal plants for therapeutic purposes. It is the oldest form of medicine and it has been practiced by many cultures for thousands of years.
A holistic form of medicine, Western herbal medicine is derived from Anglo-American and European traditional healing philosophies and practices. It focuses on the whole person and optimises health, rather than focussing on the symptoms and the disease. Recent interest in herbal medicine has increased and the therapeutic use of herbal medicine is now being validated by scientific research.
This brand new degree in Western Herbal Medicine is ideal for those who want a career incorporating herbal medicine practice as part of a holistic and scientifically based health plan. Students will explore the biological sciences and integrate health science and herbal medicine within a holistic clinical environment.