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What is a Herbalist?

Treating the cause, not just the symptom

Medical herbalists make use of plants whose traditional uses are backed up by modern scientific research and clinical trials. All of our members hold a BSc degree or equivalent in Herbal Medicine, have studied orthodox medicine as well as plant medicine and are trained in the same diagnostic skills as a GP. However, herbalists take a holistic approach to illness, treating the underlying cause of disease rather than just the symptoms. They are able to prescribe herbal remedies to be used alongside other medication and treatments, and many patients are referred to a herbalist by their GP for treatment.

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Medicinal plants have long been used as natural first aid remedies such as rubbing dock leaves onto nettle stings or applying lavender oil to treat burns.