What is Indigenous and Botanical Medicine?

The category of Indigenous and Botanical Medicine includes the health and wellness care modalities: Western Botanical Medicine, Native American Medicine, Native Australian Medicine, Native African Medicine, Native European Medicine, and Native South American Medicine. The various modalities contained herein have developed over thousands of years and include herbal medicinal therapies (some with herbs specific to very small geographic areas), meditation, shamanistic practices, and other adjunct therapies. Preservation and furtherance of these forms of medicine is crucial, as interest continues to grow and greater scientific research delves into these medicines.