Maggie Pope
is a Medical Herbalist

Practising in
Bridgwater, Somerset

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Training

Trained with the College of Phytotherapy, and the University of East London.[Photo above in the Herbal Medicine Clinic waiting room]

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

Picking Medicine That Grows

November 22, 2013

The whole point of choosing the name Growing Medicine for my clinic and business was to illustrate both the fact that the medicine I use comes from things that are growing in contrast to things that are synthetically made in bulk  in a factory, and that I am actually growing some of my own stuff. Since I […]

Visit to a Herb Farm

October 24, 2013

  This is Jacqui Apostolides after a very successful Open Day at Broad Oak Farm in Essex. As they say from their website: Broad Oak Herbs is a totally unique company. We currently farm just over an acre that forms part of a 6 acre organic smallholding in the beautiful Essex countryside, our herb farm […]

Allotment update

August 28, 2013

If you compare this photo with one of the early ones on my blog, you can see I have come a long way… The white greenhouse in the centre background is mine, and marks the bottom limits of my allotment. The photo was taken from the shed where I store my tools, seeds, dry herbs, […]