Welcome to San Francisco Herbalist
Holistic Herbal Medicine
Holistic Medicine means taking into account the mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual components of our bodies and illnesses. That is why Kara offers Herbal and Nutritional consultations, Ayurvedic Lymphatic Massage, and Pulse, tongue and facial diagnosis for clients. All bodywork is accompanied by a consultation to have the maximum therapeutic benefit.
Throughout history cultures rely on plants as the foundation for health and medicine. According to the World Health Organization, 82% of the world’s population still depends on herbal medicine to meet basic health care needs. As Americans, we are in the minority of the peoples of the world who rely on the Western Medical Model of pharmaceuticals. We return to our ancestral roots and rejoin the world’s populous by using herbs as food and medicine. We take back our health and our own power of healing by educating ourselves on healthy food and lifestyle choices.
Plant medicines allow the body to maintain health as well as return to dynamic equilibrium. It is not a static perfection that we are after, but the ever consciously changing shifts that bring us closer to balanced wellness. Herbs tone the body’s ability to respond to stress and illness to be proactive and preventive in our process of health and healing.
Western Herbalism offers support for most general health complaints and encourages holistic healthy living with lifestyle and nutritional suggestions. This includes support for:
- Anxiety and Depression
- colds and flus
- hay fever/ allergies
- musculo-skeletal injuries
- bloodsugar regulation
- Food intolerances
- thyroid disorders
- emotional balancing
- high cholesterol and blood pressure
- cancer support
- sexual/reproductive health
- hormone balance
Kara supports local farmers, community health, and respect for the earth. All herbs are organically grown or ethically harvested from the wild. Alcohol-based tinctures are made from biodynamically-grown organic grapes or cane.