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

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 […]

My New Toy

August 31, 2018

I’ve not been able to access the admin on my website for a few months, that is why there have been no posts. But now I have found my way back in [thank you, Colin] I would like to tell you about my new toy. My husband might like rope, and chainsaws and electric drills, […]

I love these old books….

February 28, 2018

     I love these old books: All of them describe a way of living and looking at plants, that is, for the most part,  disappearing from our  modern way of life. It is very, very rare that the ordinary housewife would go out into the country-side or even her own garden, and pick greenery […]