Maggie Pope
is a Medical Herbalist

Practising in
Bridgwater, Somerset

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I trained with the College of Phytotherapy, and the University of East London.[Photo below: 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.


Year Over!

August 4, 2016

We’ve done it! The School of Herbal Medicine [] has successfully completed our first full year with students, with seminars every month and end-of-year exams just finished….   The exams were tough, but the standard has been good. Some of the subjects taught were completely new to the students – not many people even know […]


June 29, 2016

It’s June, and that means picking stuff! My allotment has become overgrown because I’ve been away so much [April -Portugal, May-Finland, June-Norway]  but that was unusual and it won’t be happening again. Unfortunately. But it just shows how much you have to be on the ball when you grow stuff, and how much you miss […]


June 23, 2016

  So, I’m half way through my teaching diploma at Bridgwater College; and it’s fun. I did think that if you had a degree in a subject and practical experience then you could just teach it. But no. There is so much more to teaching than getting up the front and telling students what they […]