Herbal medicine is medicine made from plants, either the whole plant or sometimes parts of it, for example leaves, flowers, roots or bark. It has been the main source of medicine used by people for thousands of years. Medical herbalists make use of plants whose traditional uses are backed up by modern scientific research and clinical trials. They hold a BSc degree or equivalent in Herbal Medicine, and have studied orthodox medicine as well as plant medicine. Herbalists take a holistic approach to illness, and treat 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.
Ruth is offering free 15-minute mini-consultations on the phone, and also more in-depth telephone or zoom consultations.Cost for in-depth sessions: £25.00 for half an hour and follow-ups, £40.00 for a full hour.Days and times flexible – either telephone or zoom. Payment for first consultation in advance – send Ruth an email.Where possible she can post prescriptions (payment via BACS or cheque in advance) or send the prescription to Neal’s Yard for postage or collection.Tel: 07986825699 (if answer machine leave a message)
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 nearly ten 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 extensive selection of medicinal tinctures and dried herbs, which can be dispensed in the shop. If you are looking for help with first aid for minor ailments, 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 (2011) – Upper Second Class Honours
National Institute of Medical Herbalists (Member)
Royal Society of Medicine (Senior Associate Member)
Days at Neal’s Yard
Ruth will be retuning to the clinic next year but do see her online/phone consultation offering above.
Book an appointment via NYR
Or email Ruth direct on firstname.lastname@example.org or call her on 0798 682 5699
Days at Neal’s Yard
Thursday Evenings from 6.30pm