Enjoying its 3rd year the ‘Dilston Dispensary of Herbal Medicine’ is back in 2018 to give you easy access to qualified information on the use of plants for health and medicine.
When taking a plant as a medicine, ensuring you’re using the correct plant for your needs is essential since if botanical medicines are used incorrectly, just as with drugs, problems can arise. Our registered medical herbalists and qualified herbal pharmacist are here to help you explore effective herbal medicine to support you back to health and to keep you healthy.
Just drop into The Physic Shop – every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month 12 to 3pm in May to August and every Thursday 2-3pm in June and July 2018.
Wednesday’s dispensary is led by medical herbalists Ross and Davina and Thursday’s by pharmacist Milena.
No need to make an appointment – just come along to the Dilston Dispensary of Herbal Medicines situated in The Physic Shop every 1st and 3rd Wednesday (12-3pm; May-Aug) or every Thursday (2-3pm; Jun-Jul) this summer. £5 per consultation and individual prescription (herbal medicine is purchased separately). Milena is offering a free consultation if you join her ‘Thursday Talks‘ 1-2pm every Thursday in June & July 2018. 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 products.
Don’t forget you can enjoy the Physic Garden while you’re there – 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 £4 and the Season Pass only £10.
Scroll down for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Ross (email@example.com), Davina (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Milena (email@example.com) directly.
*Please note: The Dilston Dispensary of Herbal Medicine does not dispense conventional medicine products; Dispensary times may change for 2019.
Nicolette, pharmacognosist at the physic garden, says “Visitors to the physic garden regularly ask which plants help treat everyday common ailments are which are safe to take with certain conditions. So we are delighted that Ross, Davina and Milena are here to provide this exciting new professional herbal dispensary service for the North East. Many people do not realise that in order to prescribe medicinal plants 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. Having the opportunity to welcome Milena and embrace the European way of recommending herbal medicines the same as recommending orthodox medicines for general ailments is exciting progress for both mainstream and herbal medical practice”