What is Herbal Medicine?

Herbal medicine is an ancient system of medicine that continues to be widely practised across the world.

It offers an effective, natural and safe approach to healthcare which focuses on the whole person not just the illness and treats the cause of the problem not just symptoms.

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Annette Greenfield is a Medical Herbalist with a BSc Honours degree in Herbal Medicine having studied the subject for 5 years with the University of Wales.

She is a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists, established in 1864, the main governing body of herbal healthcare in the UK. She practises in her home town of Linlithgow.
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At Greenfield Herbalists we understand that everyone wants to be treated as an individual and we take time to explore and understand each patient’s health concerns before treating their specific needs.  We look at all possible contributing factors and, above all, aim to identify and treat the cause, not just the symptoms, of their ill-health.

We treat all ages and most conditions and prepare mixes of natural, organic plant remedies, each combination being tailored to the individual and dispensed following a consultation. Our use of plants in the treatment of disease is informed by centuries’ worth of wisdom passed on by traditional practitioners of herbal medicine, as well as the equally important scientific research of our modern times.

   
What can it help with?

Herbal medicine can treat many conditions and is suitable for children and adults.

Common complaints we see include children’s illnesses such as colic and molluscum; female conditions such as PMT, menopause; skin conditions such as eczema, acne, psoriasis; high blood pressure, anxiety, sleep problems

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Tailored prescriptions

Every patient is given an individually tailored prescription of herbs specific to their particular needs. Each prescription is designed to treat the cause of illness, support the body’s affected areas and bolster its own defence mechanisms, whilst providing symptomatic relief.

 

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We prescribe only the highest quality herbal remedies available, sourcing those made from fresh, organic, biodynamically grown plants from sustainable sources. We only use traditional whole-plant herbal medicines and none of our preparations contain any animal products.

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