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Consulting Medical Herbalist

Personalised holistic treatment, tailored specifically for YOU!

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Hi, I'm Julia,

I'm passionate about helping YOU achieve good health, as naturally as possible.

I grew up playing in my mother's herb garden in South Africa, and ​always loved the way herbs help so many conditions, as they have done for millennia.

Learn more about me here

A holistic approach with herbal treatment can:

Restore your unique balance

Help overcome

disease

Prevent

Illnesses

Maintain health and wellness

Bespoke treatments,
unique to you

What treatments you need depends on your case, treatment options are always discussed before going ahead.

Get in touch with me to discover more about various herbal treatments.

Frequently asked questions

Why see a medical herbalist?


  • To find the root cause of your ill health.
  • Expert dietary and lifestyle advice specific to you.
  • Medical herbalists take a holistic approach, taking everything into account.
  • Personalised treatment unique to YOU.




What does a medical herbalist do?


​A medical herbalist:

  • takes a detailed medical history that considers your physical, emotional, environmental exposures and mental health
  • competently assesses your symptoms
  • appropriate specialist referral for clinical testing to assist diagnosis, if required
  • uses bespoke treatment most applicable to you




Do herbs really work?


  • ​Of course they do, especially if they come from a qualified herbalist so that you know they are quality herbs!
  • They have been used for thousands of years - nowadays, many human clinical trials and animal studies confirm the use of herbs is down to their many actions (anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, antifungal, and so much more!)
  • Many pharmaceutical drugs come from herbs, and companies are very interested in the actions of herbs, highlighting their efficacy.




How long will it take for me to get better?


This depends on your condition, some patients find they need herbal treatment for a few months, some only a couple of weeks, some notice effects as soon as they take the liquid herbs. Your state of mind and stress levels have a big impact, as well as how diligent you are at taking your herbs every day, and applying any dietary and lifestyle changes.




What training does a medical herbalist undertake?


A 3-year full time degree or equivalent that includes:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Biochemistry & Chemistry
  • Symptomatology, Diagnosis and Pathology
  • Botany and Making Herbal Medicines
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacognosy
  • Nutritional Therapy
  • Dietary and Lifestyle Advice
  • Critical Research Skills
They are also required to complete a minimum of 20 hours of Continued Professional Development every year to remain in the profession as a practising herbalist. This involves attending seminars, webinars, promoting the profession, mentoring, hosting webinars, presenting at workshops, researching various health conditions.




What if I am taking prescription medication?


I was trained in both pharmacology (the study of drugs) and pharmacognosy (the study of how plant chemicals work). Both are required to be fully understood so that I know which herbs are usual culprits when it comes to interactions, but more importantly so that I understand how herbs interact with certain prescription drugs, and to avoid them when necessary. I would never prescribe a herb that would interact with anything you are taking, it would be completely unethical to do so. I check a large database of interactions between drugs, herbs and supplements whenever I prescribe herbs or supplements to patients.




Can I take herbs during pregnancy?


Of course you can! But only certain herbs during the second and third trimesters, not the first trimester, and these could be limited by any conditions you may have, eg. gestational diabetes, high blood pressure. Read my article about Pregnancy & Breastfeeding here.





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