Michael Domeny DNP-c, FNP MS, L.Ac, CD/N,
Licensed Nutritionist, Licensed Acupuncturist
Board certified Herbalist,
Family Nurse Practitoner
Herbal medicine, also called botanical medicine or phytomedicine, refers to the use of a plant's seeds, berries, roots, leaves, bark, or flowers for medicinal purposes. Long practiced outside of conventional medicine, herbalism is becoming more mainstream as improvements in analysis and quality control along with advances in clinical research show their value in the treatment and prevention of disease. Nearly one-third of Americans use herbs, and it is estimated that in 1998 alone $4 billion was spent on herbal products in this country.