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Collette Casey

Medical Herbalist and Nutritional Therapist

BSc (Hons) DipNT mCPP

There are times in our lives when we experience hormonal transitions that can lead to feelings of disconnect, whether in adolescence or during the perimenopause and menopausal years. At The Medicinal Herbalist, I have a particular interest in women’s health, with the goal of helping you bridge the gap between knowledge and action when it comes to hormonal transitions. I provide you with the latest scientific information to assist you in your hormone balancing journey, which may include dietary, lifestyle, and botanical medicine interventions tailored to your unique circumstances. Whether you require assistance in managing a particular health condition or in developing a healthy relationship with food that promotes optimal hormonal health, I offer a range of services to meet your specific needs.There are often times of disconnect when we are faced with hormonal transitions in life, whether thats in adolescence or in the perimenopause and menopausal years. At The Medicinal Herbalist, I have a special interest in women’s health. My aim is to help you mend the gap between knowing and doing when it comes to hormonal transitions with up to date information based on the latest science. This may include dietary, lifestyle and botanical medicine interventions to help support you on your hormone balancing journey by catering to your unique circumstances. Whether it is managing a specific health condition, or developing a healthy relationship with food based around optimal hormonal health, I offer a variety of services designed to meet your needs.

What is herbal medicine

Herbal medicines are whole plants and plant derivatives such as flowers, roots and leaves that are used in the prevention and treatment of many health conditions. Herbal medicines can be administered in teas, powders, tablets or tinctures and are prescribed by a degree qualified medical herbalist.

Our Shop

Our shop focuses on bespoke handmade products made to order to provide maximum quality and freshness of the herbs and oils used in our products. All our ingredients are sourced from suppliers with a long history of quality assurance and supplied to organic standards. Here at The Medicinal Herbalist, we strive to bring you the finest of plant products just as nature intended.

What We Do

We live in an age where we want a pill for an ill but unfortunately this does not work out in the long term, and we sometimes must make real changes to our health for long term benefits. Generally, symptoms of ill health are treated without thought for the cause and it is the cause that is key to helping you manage ill health. At The Medicinal Herbalist we endeavour to treat each patient as a unique individual and to hear their story. We aim to provide you with a bespoke Herbal Medicine and/or nutritional plan  to help treat the root cause of your health concerns and provide long lasting health benefits. Herbal medicines have a remarkable effect on the body via modulation and adaptation, therefore helping bring the body back into balance on many levels.

Medicinal Tinctures

Tinctures are generally made-up using water and alcohol as extracting agents so both alcohol soluble and water-soluble chemical constituents will be available within the tincture with the added benefit of alcohol acting as a preservative agent. The process of extraction used to make tinctures or fluid extracts (more concentrated than tinctures) will concentrate the medicinal plant constituents. Tinctures can also be made using glycerine or vinegar as extraction mediums as some people prefer not to take any alcohol due to health or religious reasons. The use of glycerine is a method that is tolerated very well with children.

Medicinal Teas

A water-based extraction method used to make infusion and decoctions. Water extraction offers the advantage of convenience although not all plant constituents are water soluble. Teas are a wonderful way to benefit from the wonderful medicinal plant constituents.

Medicinal Powders

Dry finely ground herb preparations that can be taken in capsules, tablets or added to food. Some people prefer to take powdered herbs due to palatability or for religious or health reasons.  

Nutritional supplements

Common supplements include vitamins, minerals, and herbal products, also known as botanicals. People take supplements to make sure they get enough essential nutrients and to maintain or improve their health. At The Medicinal  Herbalist we advise on specific supplementation for your unique health needs.