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What is a Registered Herbalist?
A Registered Herbalist (RH) is a clinical herbalist who has attained approximately 800 hours of comprehensive training in botanical medicine. They retain a working knowledge of at least 150 medicinal herbs combined with an in-depth understanding of human anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and basic plant chemistry. An herbalist must have a background of at least 400 hours of clinical experience before becoming registered.
For more information, visit the American Herbalists Guild website:
What can herbal medicine do for you?
A Registered Herbalist can take your case and prescribe singular or mixed herbal medicines personalized to your health ailments. For many ailments, herbal medicine can be a first step before resorting to pharmaceuticals.
Some common conditions that RHs address include:
Hormonal imbalances (Fibroids, PMS, low libido, menopause, etc)
Anxiety, Minor Depression
Brain fog, Dementia
High blood pressure
Chronic lung conditions
What does it look like to work with a Registered Herbalist?
Your initial appointment includes a range of questions to ensure your herbalist will make the correct medicinal formula for you. This includes making sure that the herbs chosen do not interfere with your current medications and are not contraindicated (ex: many herbs are contraindicated in pregnancy and specific anti-depressant medications).
After your initial appointment, your herbalist will recommend a personalized tincture (a strong herbal alcoholic-extraction), tea, or encapsulated herbal formula. Maintenance checkups are highly recommended to ensure health goals are being met and your herbal formula is fine-tuned as needed.