History and Principles of Herbal Medicine

Many conventional drugs used today are based on or derived from chemical constituents found in plants, such as Aspirin, from Willow bark, or ‘the Pill’, from Yams. Herbal preparations used in Herbal Medicine make use of the whole plant extracts rather than their isolated compounds, which are commonly associated with an array of side effects. It is the synergy of the active constituents found in medicinal plants that are thought to be responsible for healing and protective mechanisms,

helping the body to achieve balance and wellbeing.

Regulation and Training

Medical herbalists at the Be Well London Clinic are fully insured and practice a strict code of conduct. Herbalists are trained in Anatomy & Physiology, Pathophysiology, Differential Diagnosis, Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Phytochemistry. In accordance with the governing body, a Medical Herbalist will have at least 500 hours clinical experience and have taken a final clinical exam before being allowed to practice.