11 Northumberland Place, Bath, BA1 5AR

01225 466 944

Ruth Baker

May 28, 2013

Herbal Medicine (Western)

Ruth Baker

Herbal medicine is the use of whole plant extracts to help treat the symptoms and causes of ill-health. It was the main form of health care in Europe until the advent of pharmaceutical drugs. There is evidence of plants being used as medicine dating back thousands of years, and in many parts of the world people still largely depend on medicinal plants. Modern herbal medicine combines traditional knowledge and practice with scientific research into the therapeutic effects of plant medicine.

I trained in Western Herbal Medicine for four years, graduating with a BSc in Herbal Medicine, and was given an award for best final year student. My training included orthodox medical skills, clinical practice and a detailed knowledge of medicinal plants. I have been in practice for over six years, and have gained a wealth of experience in helping people with a wide range of both acute and long-term illness.

Neal’s Yard in Bath has a wide range of medicinal tinctures and dried herbs, which can be dispensed in the shop. If you are looking for help with specific symptoms, you can have a short chat with me in private, and where possible I can write a prescription for you. If your condition is more complex I advise a consultation. If you are taking prescribed drugs, I choose herbs which do not interact with your medication.


BSc (Hons) Herbal Medicine – Upper Second Class Honours

Professional Bodies

National Institute of Herbal Medicine (Member)

Royal Society of Medicine (Senior Associate Member)

Days at Neal’s Yard

On sabbatical until September 2019



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