Growing Medicine

Some plants you will recognise as weeds, like the common Daisy [Bellis perennis, above] Dandelion [Taraxacum officinale] and Cleavers [Galium aparine]. Some are more exotic, like Liquorice [Glycyrrhiza glabra] and Peony [Paeonia lactiflora]. We can use a plant's leaves, roots, bark, seeds or flowers to make medicine - it depends on what actions we want the medicine to have. Today, NIMH-registered western medical herbalists combine historical knowledge with the latest scientific research.

The College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy(CPP) is a professional membership organisation of phytotherapists that sets the highest standards of practice in herbal medicine. They combine orthodox medical knowledge and skills with scientific understanding of plant medicines.