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 and sits on the Accreditation Board for the European Herbal and Traditional Practitioners Association (EHTPA).

Find out more about booking a herbal medicine consultation with Frances here.

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 used in 10th century Anglo-Saxon wound healing formulations (2013). Frances has published papers on this subject here.


Particular interests are 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.

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

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