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: