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"Nature itself is the best physician"

- Hippocrates

About Soothingminds


Soothingminds is a place for those interested in learning more about the practice of Western herbal medicine, medical herbalists and how to make your own herbal remedies. Traditional herbal medicine, also known as phytotherapy, is for many of the world's population, still the primary source of healthcare.*


Frances Watkins is a medical herbalist trained in Western herbal medicine based in Hertfordshire with clinics in Bushey Heath, Kings Langley and Watford. She also gives a variety of plant medicine related talks to local gardening  and interest groups and facilitates herbal workshops and local herbal walks. Find out how a herbalist may help you.

Tilburt, J.C. and Kaptchuk, T. J. (2008). ​Herbal medicine research and global health: an ethical analysis, Bulletin of the World Health Organisation, 86(8), pp. 577-656. Available at

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