Maggie Pope
is a Medical Herbalist

Practising in
Bridgwater, Somerset

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Training

I trained with the College of Phytotherapy, and the University of East London.[Photo below: the Herbal Medicine Clinic waiting room].

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Medical Herbalists study to obtain a specialist degree which incorporates much of orthodox medical training‐covering such disciplines as anatomy, physiology, immunology, medical microbiology, biochemistry, pathology, pharmacology, nutrition and clinical diagnosis, with the addition of botany and phytochemistry [plant chemistry] . Medical Herbalists are qualified to diagnose illness, interpret blood and urine test results and carry out routine physical examinations. They identify conditions that are necessary to refer to other specialists or the GP, often to obtain x-rays or further diagnostic tests. Modern herbalists are trained to work alongside doctors and other health professionals using evidence-based medical research.

Blog

Talking to the WI about Weeds

January 13, 2017

I went to a village on the edge of the Quantock Hills last night to give a talk on all the weeds in their garden that they could just use for medicine, if they were so inclined. I was given the option of not coming as half of their members phoned in to say they wouldn’t venture […]

Back to work at The School of Herbal Medicine

January 7, 2017

  After the Christmas break we have started the new year with seminars in Materia Medica and Pharmacy. I teach the Pharmacy and Herbal Therapeutics modules. Our herbal monographs in the Materia Medica module are not cut and pasted from other people’s work, but each herb is thoroughly researched from several sources, from practical experience […]

Trundlings…

October 25, 2016

In the midst of writing the modules for our professional diploma, and actually teaching on it, and seeing patients, and making up prescriptions, I do like a spot of trundling around in the countryside picking stuff and seeing what is growing where. Today, roaming along the canal with two little grandsons collecting willow for me […]