Herbal medicine and naturopathic approaches
Herbalism, which is the oldest form of medicine known. Organic herbs or wild harvested are full of a range of bio chemistry and nutrients, naturally trying to work with the body organs/processes.
"Pursuing natural solutions. Nature has equipped living beings with the means to their own innate power for survival and self-healing.
Helping to balance, support and cleanse, with the provision of plants and herbs to help supply medicine" Association of Master Herbalists
Paula is passionate about wildflowers and herbs and grows a vast range on her smallholding. She is keen for others to grow their own medicine or wild forage safely, with respect for the environment. She is keen to develop ways on how connecting with nature can enhance wellbeing. Paula offers regular 6-8 week (2 hours pw) courses at her clinic and smallholding in Carleton Rode. See meadowsweet_clinic_and_smallholding.pdf
Also Paula runs short courses at Easton/City college campuses. The Herbal courses identifies and studies 10+ herbs/wildflowers in detail, history and medicinal uses of herbs and a chance to make up own herbal remedies. She also offers Workshops and Talks and Walks See paula_and_herbs1.pdf See Training Please get in touch if you want more information. See Contact
Holism is an integration of things that are thought to be greater than the sum of their parts. A holistic approach to health includes awareness and acknowledgement of the body, mind and soul. These are all considered, even when treating what just appears to be a physical complaint. So for example, diet, nutritional imbalances, daily habits, relationships, emotional extremes, attitudes, beliefs, work situations and so lifestyle of the patient, in order to determine wherein there may be inefficiencies, excesses or imbalances that have resulted in health disorders.
Therapy knowledge and other approaches can complement a herbal remedy, especially when treating depressive and anxiety states.
“Herbs are food, just as carrots, potatoes, cabbage, onion are herbs, so are comfrey, yellow dock root and lobelia. There are thousands of these precious herbs growing around us and some even in our doorways waiting patiently for us to use them for our better health” Dr Christopher 1996
Paula is also trained to assist clients through nutrition, appropriate activity and through other natural healing and naturopathic techniques, in order to balance, support and cleanse the body. Keeping one`s immune system strong and sometimes, using special herbal cleanses of the bowel, liver and kidney may be able to help stimulate the body`s innate power of self- healing and can help you to engage and be proactive in your own healing process.
Paula has set up a discount with Natural Dispensary-www.naturaldispensary.co.uk. All you need to do is quote the code Meadowsweet0125 to ensure that you receive your 12.5% discount on a range of nutritional supplements, once you have had a consultation with Paula .
"It is important to know what sort of person has a disease, than what sort of disease a person has"
Paula makes up different types of individual herbal formulas in her kitchen pharmacy.
Plants may have the ability to synthesize a wide variety of chemical compounds that may be used to perform important biological functions. Many of these phytochemicals may have a beneficial effect to promote health and to help prevent and treat disease. One plant may have up to 200 compounds, with it`s own in built safety, hence the need to use the whole herb, and not isolate constituents. Herbs are used depending on their actions,energetics and qualities and affinities to one`s body and condition.
`Adaptogen` herbs, are particularly important as they may help increase stamina, by helping the body to adapt and gain relief from stress, by increasing resistance to a range of stressors, supporting normal metabolic function and helping to restore balance.
Herbs can help people with many health conditions such as:
Stress (see adaptogen herbs above), skin conditions, migraine and headaches, digestive disorders, weight problems, cardiovascular problems, hormonal imbalances, insomnia, PMT/PMS, menopause, chronic fatigue and depression, arthritis,anxiety, infections, hay fever, sinus congestion, flu, tonsillitis, parasitic and fungal conditions.
Flowers, roots, stems, seeds, fruit, leaves, bark can all be used, depending on the plant, condition and individual treated.
Iridology may also be used during consultation, as it may be able to help to assess your constitution and herbs and naturopathic support for your constitution. It states, that the body is mapped in the iris of the eye. Examining the iris may help to see possible inherited and acquired constitutional traits, which may be used to assess health status and potential.
Herbal remedies, whether tinctures, teas, powders, ointments, hydrosols and in other forms, are all made up specially to meet your individual needs, depending whether taken internally or externally. The aim is to establish the underlying cause of the condition, rather than just treat the symptoms.
"Herbalist in every home, a practitioner in every town” Dr Christopher
Please always inform Paula if you are on any medication, whether prescribed by a medical practitioner or self-prescribed. You may need to consult your GP before taking any herbs.
Herbal products are mainly organic and top quality and are all individually made up.
Herbal tinctures are all individually made up, after a medical consultation (£40)...however some set formulas may help with sleep,energy and stress, memory, male tonics, liver cleanse, menopause, menstrual issues, CFS, digestive formulas, respiratory formulas, anxiety and depressive disorders and more
30ml formulas £3.50 50ml formulas £5.30 100ml formulas £9.90 250 ml formulas £23.00
Herbal teas can be made up for many conditions. Try a tea that may help you relax and sleep or a tea to help your digestion or for memory or urinary issues and more...
40gm £2.90 100gm £5.90 225gm £12.50
15ml £3.00 30ml £4.50 60ml £ 6.50
These can include:
Comfrey & Oakbark Ointment (Use for damaged joints & muscles. Not use on broken skin)
Calendula & Ginger Ointment (Use for aching joints & muscles. Not use on broken skin)
Comfrey & Goldenseal (For cuts, grazes, wounds, splinters)
Paula`s herbal healing ointment (General ointment for use for cuts, grazes, helps stop itching, eczema etc)
Aromatic Waters include Rose, orange blossom, Queen of hungary, lavender, rose geranium.....
Others-price on request
Powders, creams (with aromatic waters and essential oils), capsules, bowel cleanse powder formula, essential oils, bach flower remedies.