Soothingminds is a place for those interested in learning more about the practice of Western herbal medicine and making 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 speaks on a variety of plant medicine related topics and facilitates herbal workshops and local herbal events.
* 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 https://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/86/8/07-042820/en/