About Frances

Medical herbalist and
independent researcher

Frances Watkins is a medical herbalist and member of both the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH) and the College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy (CPP). She is also Academic Adviser and Assessment Coordinator for the Heartwood Professional Course, sits on the Accreditation Board for the European Herbal and Traditional Practitioners Association (EHTPA) and is Treasurer for the Herbal History Research Network (HHRN).

She studied at Middlesex University in the UK gaining a first class BSc (Hons) in Herbal Medicine (2009) and completed her doctorate at the University of East London (UEL) investigating antimicrobials from native British plants listed in 10th century Anglo-Saxon wound healing formulations (2013). Frances has published papers on this subject here.


Particular areas of interests include menopause and executive stress although patients seek herbal medicine for many different reasons including insomnia, chronic skin conditions and immune support.

Frances practises Western herbal medicine in Bushey, Kings Langley, St. Albans and Watford in Hertfordshire. Find out more about what a herbalist does and book a herbal medicine consultation with Frances here.

A Reiki practitioner and teacher, Frances is also interested in colour therapy. 

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Hertfordshire Herbalist

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