As the name suggests, herbal medicine uses herbs to treat ailments. Herbal medicine is used along with along other medicines for treating patients. All parts of medicinal plants including roots, stem, bark, leaves are used for preparing powders, ointments, tablets, and concoctions that are administered to patients based on the doctor’s prognosis. This is an individualistic form of treatment that approaches illness in a holistic manner. Herbal medicines have been used across cultures since time immemorial and today major pharmaceutical companies are into producing herbal medicines. Countries such as India and China have a strong tradition in herbal medicine and vast numbers of people in these countries rely on herbal medicine as a cheap and effective way of treatment for common illnesses.