What is Phytotherapy?

By: Dr. Janet McKenzie, Jan 11, 2017
naturopath, etobicoke, plant health

What conditions can be treated with Phytotherapy?

Phytotherapy is the science-based use of plant-derived substances for medicinal purposes.

For example, many culinary herbs, such as mint and ginger, are used medicinally to treat a variety of conditions. Digestive conditions often respond well to treatment with these types of supplements.

I have a Bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of British Columbia.  I have several years of work experience in nursing covering such specialty areas as gastroenterology, plastic surgery, gerontology, ophthalmology, sexual health and family planning.

I am a member in good standing with the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors, and the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors, and I am licensed by the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO).

As a naturopathic doctor, I work with many treatment modalities, some of which you will find described on this site, but have a special interest in clinical nutrition and orthomolecular medicine. Dr. McKenzie's practices at the Summit Natural Health Centre in Etobicoke, Ontario. http://www.summitnaturalhealth.ca/