Dr. Diana Crumrine, NMD
1416 W Washington St
Boise, Idaho 83702
Foothills Family Medicine

Botanical Medicine

Plants are made up of multiple constituents that provide a variety of actions together and separately. We are most aware of them being used separately and made into pharmaceuticals. Naturopathic physicians believe that these constituents work synergistically and provide an important medicine in the plants whole form. Training in the medicinal use of botanicals is a cornerstone in the naturopathic physician’s education. We are able to utilize botanicals in multiple forms including teas, tinctures and pills.

Botanical medicine is used to treat conditions but can also be used everyday to help tonify and balance your overall health. Although botanical medicine is a gentle health care option it still must be practiced with caution. Please consult with a trained health care practitioner before using botanicals.