Julie Padgham. Medical Herbalist & Reflexologist. Photo: Herbal tinctures. (own photo).

Herbal Medicine Prices

Initial Consultation (1 hr)
(includes 2 weeks herbal tincture)

Follow up consultation (30 mins) £53.00
(Includes 4 weeks herbal tincture)

Repeat Prescriptions
Medicine only. No consultation.
(Includes a repeat prescription charge)

Herbal Tincture
1 week £9.00
2 weeks £18.00
3 weeks £27.00
4 weeks £36.00

Topical Creams
£12.00 per 60 ml jar

Dried herbs
£8.50 - £10 per 100g

Herbal Medicine Consultation

Medical herbalists treat the underlying causes of a condition rather than just the symptoms. Therefore the herbal consultation is an important part of the treatment process. Herbs are widely available to buy over the counter, but a medical herbalist has many more herbs available to them and can prescribe herbs that are suited to you and your condition. Medical herbalists are also trained to prescribe herbs that do not interact with any other medication you may be taking, so by seeing a medical herbalist you can be sure that you are receiving a safe and effective treatment.

An initial consultation lasts approximately one hour, where an
in-depth picture is built up about your health. This covers your presenting complaint and symptoms as well as personal and family medical history, medication, diet and lifestyle.

A blood pressure check and other (non-invasive) physical examinations may be carried out where relevant to help make a diagnosis. These findings are discussed with you and a treatment plan agreed. Lifestyle and dietary advice is also offered and discussed.

An individual herbal prescription is then formulated for you. This is usually a tincture (a blend of herbal extracts in alcohol & water), but sometimes dried herbs, capsules, syrups or topical creams may be recommended. Instructions are given about how to take your medicine.

A follow up appointment is arranged for 2 weeks later and this lasts approximately 30 minutes. During follow up appointments adjustments may be made to your herbal medicine to ensure it is at its most effective.

The length of time you take herbal medicine depends on a number of factors such as your general state of health, how long you have had your presenting condition, the severity of the condition and the effects of other medications. Herbs work in a more subtle way than pharmaceutical medicines, but are also less likely to produce side effects. They can work quickly, but it is usual to take herbal medicine for several months to gain maximum benefit from the treatment.

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