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

Here’s how and why…

December 5, 2018

  I got my story about how and why I became a Medical Herbalist into the Herb Society magazine. Becoming a Medical Herbalist: Using herbs as part of an effective system of medicine… By Maggie Pope   Many years ago as a young housewife I used to read social history books, and wondered what mothers used […]

While I’m waiting for a patient…

November 27, 2018

  I am expecting a patient in just over 40 minutes. Long enough to write a blog post. My roof is leaking, the bit that is over my dispensary – so not ideal. I have managed to clear up enough so the patient won’t notice the black plastic sheeting above the cupboards positioned to prevent water from […]

Harvesting Passionflower from the garden

September 15, 2018

I’ve just found out that the Passionflower I have growing in my garden [Passiflora caerulea], can be used interchangeably with the Passionflower that I buy in at great expense [Passiflora incarnata]… So I have been harvesting lots of the herb in the warm September sun, just as several of the fruits have ripened as the books […]