Botanical Medicine, aka Herbal Medicine is the prescription of herbs to address health concerns. Plants have been used since long before recorded history to treat a wide variety of health concerns. In fact, many pharmaceuticals were original derived from plants. Herbs are given as food, tea, tincture, inhalation, or topical preparations. They can be prescribed for acute / long term use, and used as a single medicine or in a tailored combination. Herbs are fantastic as a low invasive and safe medicine for pregnancy, breastfeeding, and Dr. Peltz even has tricks for getting healing herbs into kids! Dr. Peltz is very careful to prescribe professional grade herbal medicines derived from specific parts of the plants and recommended in specific doses. Some familiar herbal medicine examples include using ginger for nausea, or echinacea for a cold.