A to Z of Herbs
Clearly the basis of herbal medicine is an extensive understanding of the herbs that form the herbalist’s armory. We recently heard of a native North American herbalist who had studied for 18 years and had an intimate knowledge of 600 herbs! In the UK, a medical herbalist registered with the National Institute of Medical Herbalists studies full-time for 4 years, covering around 200 herbs. Clearly in a web page we cannot begin to convey the details and uses of a herb that a practitioner knows.
In this section we will give some general information on some of the herbs we stock as essential oils, dried herbs or in herbal remedies. We also stock other herbs as tinctures that are available to herbalists and their patients, we may therefore include some herbs that are not available over the counter or by mail order.