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

Cold and Flu Season

November 20, 2014

Colds and Flu Season… The common cold is a virus droplet infection of the air passages of the upper respiratory tract. There are many hundreds of different viruses that cause a cold to develop, which is why there is no specific ‘vaccine’. You can catch it by breathing in the virus in droplets coughed or […]

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 […]