Rachael Stevens BSc (Hons) MCPP.
I love every aspect of being a herbalist an interest that was born during eight years of travelling the world, sailing, exploring and teaching scuba diving, which led me to commit to six and a half years studying for a BSc Honours degree in Herbal medicine.
I have been working in Gaia Natural Health since 2012, you can find me there on a Monday afternoon and a Thursday morning. I do Herbal consultations and reflexology treatments at Gaia and in my herbal apothecary.
During Spring and Autumn I do some herb walks and foraging. I will be running some short herbal workshops this year, making herbal infused oils, tinctures, balms and creams using herbs found on those walks, as many people seem to be interested in making their own medicine chests.
During the summer I also do Herbal first aid at festivals where we treat people for acute or typical festival conditions a lovely way to demonstrate to even the more sceptical amongst us the power of herbs.
If you would like any more info, are interested in herb walks or courses or would like to book a consultation, please get in touch ~
Phytotherapy is modern herbal medicine at its best. It applies scientific research and the highest professional standards to the practice of herbal medicine.Plant medicines have been used for centuries and modern research increasingly supports their efficacy and safety.
Phytotherapy is based on the oldest and most universal system of medicine. Every early civilisation used plants as their main source of medicine and most of the world's population still rely on them today. Around 25% of all pharmaceutical drugs currently prescribed by doctors were originally derived from plants.