Enjoying its 4th year, the Dilston Dispensary of Herbal Medicine is open every wednesdayWthis summer 2019 – come along every between 12-3pm for easy access to qualified professional information on the safe effective use of medicinal plants for your health and medicine.
Herbal medicine gets to the root of the problem. But when taking a plant medicine, ensuring you take the correct plant for your needs is essential since if herbal medicines are used incorrectly, just as with drugs, problems can arise. Medical herbalists who are associated with the physic garden have studied a 4 year degree in herbal medicine. For exampe Davina Hopkinson is a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists – so you are assured of qualified professional help to explore herbal medicine to support you back to health and keep you healthy.
Just drop into The Physic Hut at the physic garden every Wednesday 12-3pm from the 10th April to the 18th September 2019.
Wednesday’s dispensary is led by medical herbalists Davina Hopkinson or Ross Menzies. No need to make an appointment – just come along to the Dilston Dispensary of Herbal Medicines situated in The Physic Shop every Wednesday April 10th to September 11th this summer.
£5 per consultation and individual prescription (herbal medicine is purchased separately). For more complex ailments, Davina or Ross can arrange an in depth consultation with you.
The Physic Shop also stocks a range of teas, tinctures, ointments and other botanical 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.
*Please note: The Dilston Dispensary of Herbal Medicine does not dispense conventional medicine products; Dispensary times may change for 2020.
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”