Herbal consultations


Herbal consultations

A herbalist can help with a wide variety of common health conditions for which you might otherwise visit your pharmacist or GP. Herbal consultations are appointments where you can discuss your health concerns, and have an individual herbal prescription made up for you. Herbalists understand that wellness is so more than the absence of ill-health. Our holistic service supports you, not only with the highest quality plant prescriptions, but with lifestyle and dietary advice which is tailored to your individual needs.


Your first herbal consultation will last approximately 90 minutes and involves taking a full medical case history. Based on our discussions, you will then be prescribed a bespoke herbal prescription to take away with you. This may take the form of a tincture, herbal tea, powder, or capsule formulation.

Herbal consultations are usually conducted in person, but due to the current ongoing situation, are currently only available via Zoom, What’sApp, or Skype.

The following articles provide more detailed information about how herbal medicines work, and how they can help improve your wellbeing.



The cost for an initial herbal consultation is £40. Any subsequent, follow-up appointments are charged at £25. These costs also cover interim support in the form of email communication between appointments so that you can feel fully supported while making any necessary lifestyle or dietary changes.

The cost of herbal prescriptions (tinctures) is £10 per 100 ml*. This is approximately one week’s worth of medicine. However, for most people, this isn’t enough to get to the root of their issue. For this reason, you can expect to be prescribed between 2 weeks (£20) to one month’s worth of medicine (£50) on your first visit, with an option to order repeat prescriptions or “top ups” once your health has improved.

Teas, capsules, powders, and creams are also prescribed. These custom prescriptions are individually priced. All costs are fully explained before dispensing, and every effort is made to tailor prescription costs to each client’s individual needs and budget.

Please note that shorter “over the counter” consultations for minor ailments are also available via telephone or Skype for existing clients who have already undertaken a full medical case history. These appointments are charged at £10 and can be arranged by sending an email to sarah@alchemilla.co.

  • In some instances rare, speciality or more expensive herbs may be used in a formula if called for. These include plants such as Goldenseal, Skullcap and more recently, Echinacea. In these cases, a small additional fee will be added onto prescriptions to cover the cost. As the price of herbs is dependant on numerous unpredictable factors such as harvest and availability, prices may vary. However, you will always be informed of any changes to prescription costs at the time of your appointment, and offered an alternative if preferred.



If you would like to book an appointment to see a medical herbalist, please send an email to sarah@alchemilla.co with a brief outline of the primary health issue you’d like to address, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Read more about herbal consultations and what to expect on the URHP (Unified register of herbal practitioners) website.

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