I’ve been working with herbs for more than a decade. Initially it was a passion for learning more about the plants that grew about me through foraging and home herbalism. Then I began to focus on growing them when I spent a year working on the herb field at the Organic Herb Trading Company. Finally I trained as a herbalist at the Irish School of Herbal Medicine for 4 years, which included 600 clinic hours and an in-depth study of herbs, the human body and vitalism.
I graduated with a Licentiate in Herbal Medicine and diploma in Iridology and Nutrition in 2017 and I am now in my 5th year of working as a herbalist in Fife.
My previous background is in organic food production and I previously co-established and ran Meadowsweet Organics’ market garden in Falkland, Fife. My herbal business was previously called The Meadowsweet Herbal Apothecary in connection to the farm, and I grew lots of medicinal herbs for tea blends, wholesale and my own dispensary.
I still grow herbs and plants, but on a much smaller scale, and I love combining these two worlds of people and plants. Connecting people with plants through herbal medicine, education and availability of medicinal plants for growing is my passion.
Since graduating as a herbalist, my continued professional journey has led me to value the importance and healing potential of the therapeutic relationship, which led me to study counselling and to integrate using plants on an emotional level and understand herbal medicine as a person-centred approach to health. I have a special interest in using herbal medicine to support mental health and anxiety.
I am a member of the Association of Master Herbalists and work to their professional standards.