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.