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Explore effective herbal medicine every other Saturday and Wednesday 1-3pm this summer.
2017 OPENING Saturday May 6th: Every 1st & 3rd Saturday and 2nd & 4th Wednesday until end August.
Dilston Dispensary of Herbal Medicines
at Dilston Physic Garden, Corbridge
This is your herbal pharmacy led by medical herbalists – a place where you can discuss a minor ailment, receive the best professional recommendations and have your tailor made remedy mixed in front of you. A UK first led by registered medical herbalists Ross Menzies and Davina Hopkinson with many years clinical experience prescribing effective remedies to patients.
No need to make an appointment – just come along to the Dilston Dispensary of Herbal Medicines situated in The Physic Shop every 1st & 3rd Saturday and 2nd & 4th Wednesday this summer*. For more complex ailments, Ross or Davina can arrange an in depth consultation with you.
The Physic Shop also stocks a range of organic or wild crafted teas, tinctures, creams and other herbal formulations.
*May to end August. Don’t forget to enjoy the Physic Garden while you’re there – please note Physic Garden admission charges do not apply if you’re just visiting the dispensary. If you’d like to visit the Physic Garden too, entrance is just £4 and our Season Pass only £10. Please note times may change for 2018
Confused about exactly what herb to take for what? See shelves of herbal medicines but want a qualified professional to help you decide which is best for you?
Every other Saturday and Wednesday a qualified professional medical herbalist will be available to talk to you about your individual herbal medicine needs and offer over the counter suggestions.
Finding the right herbal medicine specific to your needs can be difficult these days with the array of products available. Often people spend a great deal on supplements and remedies that are not appropriate or helpful. Dilston aims to offer over the counter suggestions and herbal medicines for more minor ailments, tailored to each persons need.
Ross and Davina together have over 26 years experience in prescribing effective herbal medicines to patients. Ross says “For many of the health issues that you would go to the chemist for it now possible to seek a herbal solution.”
Ross continues “People have been coming to my clinic for many years and recently I have become aware that more and more people would like the opportunity to visit me in the same way they would a pharmacist at the chemist. Sometimes a consultation is not necessary and we’d like to offer the public personal health suggestions and individually blended remedies. Of course this is suitable for more minor ailments and for more complex health issues a consultation can be arranged.”
Ross or Davina, who are practicing medical herbalist with clinics in Hexham and Broomley, will be available at the physic garden on between 1pm and 3pm on the open days to answer questions and prescribe individually blended remedies for minor ailments.
Davina says, “One of my favorite herbs is verbena. Use of this herb has been recorded consistently since Egyptian times and it used to be revered as something of a cure all. These days one of its main uses is a relaxing nervine. The English herbalist Culpepper described it as being useful for people who are “frantic” and I think this is an apt description, who these days is not frazzled and stressed out!”
Davina works from home and visits patients in their own homes around the North East and works with the physic garden in promoting and organising educational school visits for children as well as running her popular Potion Clubs over the summer.
Nicolette, pharmacognosist at the physic garden, says “Visitors to the physic garden regularly ask which plants are safe to take with certain conditions and how to help treat everyday ailments. So we are delighted that Ross and Davina are here to provide this exciting new service for the North East. Many people don’t realise that in order to prescribe herbs you need to be a qualified medical herbalist and study for 4 years with clinical training. Ross and Davina have worked alongside the physic garden for many years now, and we completely endorse their natural approach to health.”
For more information just come to the physic garden every other Wednesday or Saturday 1-3pm to visit Ross or Davina. But while you’re there don’t forget to visit the magical physic garden and enjoy its health and healing properties too!*
*Please note Physic Garden admission charges do not apply if you’re just visiting the dispensary. If you’d like to visit the Physic Garden too, entrance is just £4 and our Season Pass only £10.
See you at the physic garden dispensary every 1st & 3rd Saturday and 2nd & 4th Wednesday May until end August.