Aim of Australian Herbal Clinic
It was in the above context that the Australian Herbal Clinic was established in Hyderabad, India more as a mission than as a health care business. Our ancient seer Charaka said that medical knowledge should be sought and can be acquired even from one’s own enemy. He advised his disciples to go into the hills, forests, and country side to learn about the medicinal properties of herbs and treatments methods from folk healers. AHC is doing just that.
The aim of AHC is to provide simple and effective medicines for most of the common ailments. AHC also offers safe and effective medicine for a number of chronic diseases for which allopathic medicine has no permanent cure.
a. AHC’s Comparative Research
At present even herbal medical practitioners do not know that out of the 100 most prominent medicinal herbs selected from allover the world, 49 either originated in India or have been used in India for centuries. Out of the 30 most reputed and widely used herbs by Traditional Chinese Medicine, 19 also grow in India and are widely used in Indian Ayurveda, Unani, and Siddha systems of medicine. The aim of AHC, however, is to use therapeutically the most effective herb irrespective of its geographical source.
b. Any Herb Can be Grown in India
Fifteen years of comparative research on Indian, Chinese, Australian, European, American, and African herbs convinced us that India has a richer heritage of herbs than any other single country or continent in the world. India has a variety of soils and climates. Virtually any herb growing any where else in the world can be grown in some place or the other in India.
c. Holistic Medicine
AHC adopts a holistic approach in the treatment of all ailments. A person with well balanced nutrition, rest, exercise, and a healthy life style usually has a very high level of immunity. He is not easily susceptible to disease. The root causes of disease are far more important than the symptoms and severity of symptoms in therapeutic treatment. No human organ works in isolation from others. To restore a patient to full health and vitality, every organ in the body has to function in perfect harmony with others.
d. Every Patient is Unique
Every patient is unique in terms of age; physical stamina; general state of health; quality of food, water, and beverages consumed; intake of sugar, salt, and fat; physical exercise; quality of living accommodation; mental stresses and strains in employment; anxieties and worries about career and family etc. The causes of the same ailments can be different in different patients.
AHC uses a large number of Indian, Chinese, European, American, Australian, African etc herbs to treat a wide variety of ailments. AHC makes its own herbal medicines. Medicines are in the form of capsules, tinctures, decoctions, infusions, steam inhalation formulas, infused oils, ointments, herb infused vinegars, fresh leaf juices etc. As AHC uses its own customized medicine for every patient and does not buy or prescribe medicines manufactured by others.
e. Own Herbal Farm
AHC uses about 250 Indian herbs and 150 Chinese, European, American, and Australian etc herbs. As far as possible, AHC uses only fresh herbs that it collects from the field. Now it is establishing in Hyderabad, India a five acre herbal farm to grow most of the herbs that it uses. The aim is to be completely certain about the quality herbs that we use from the stage of growing them to the stage of harvesting them and processing them into customized medicines.