What is a medical herbalist?

A medical herbalist is someone trained in plant medicine, with clinical skills, including a high level in diagnosis. Herbalists use a holistic approach to treatment and have a long history in the UK.

This term is also used in Australia and New Zealand, but in other countries it can sometimes be called a clinical herbalist (USA and Canada) or a phytotherapist.

In some countries it is illegal to practice herbal medicine, and in others it is restricted to use only by pharmacists and/or doctors.

To find a medical herbalist in the UK you can use one of the following lists: