Botanical medicine involves the therapeutic use of plants to promote balance and support healing. Plants have been used throughout history for their healing and nutritional properties and are the foundation for modern pharmacology. Naturopathic approach to botanical medicine involves combining modern scientific research on herbs and their chemical constituents with time proven traditional uses. Though generally safe, botanical medicines have pharmacological properties that necessitate their use by appropriately trained health care providers. Therefore, a licensed Naturopathic doctor can prescribe these safely and to avoid possible interactions between pharmaceuticals and herbal medicines.