Herbal consultations




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 much more than the absence of ill-health. This holistic service supports you, not only with the highest quality plant prescriptions available, but with lifestyle and dietary advice tailored specifically towards your individual needs.

Read more about the benefits of working with an experienced herbal practitioner here




To book an appointment, please send an email to sarah@alchemilla.co with a brief outline of your health concerns and your preference for either an in person or virtual consultation. Please note that some conditions can only be successfully treated in person, and whenever possible, a face to face consultation is preferable to an online telehealth session.

The cost for a 60 minute, in depth initial consultation is £45.



These sessions are available to clients who have attended a full intake session, and are either following a programme or need to review their prescription. Follow up sessions usually take place between 2 and 4 weeks after the initial appointment, and are highly recommended for keeping you motivated and on track with your health goals.

The cost for a 30 minute follow up session is £25.



This service is suitable for people who do not have an ongoing chronic health concern, but need herbal advice on “over the counter” prescriptions such as syrups for winter coughs and colds. Please note that this option is only available to clients who have attended an initial consultation, and are already registered with the clinic.

The cost for a 10 minute over the counter appointment is £10.



As a herbalist I’m aware that not everyone has the financial means to access ongoing herbal support. For this reason I always endeavour to offer my services to anyone who needs it, regardless of income.

From time to time I run community clinics at Newquay Orchard on a “pay what you can afford” basis. These pop up clinics provide a much needed service for people on a low income who are interested in plant-based remedies and lifestyle interventions to restore and maintain good health.

These sessions are full consultations offered at a discounted price. As such, they are by appointment only and must be booked in advance. At the end of your session you’ll have the option to order a custom herbal prescription made up for your specific needs (should you wish.) 

As an ethical practitioner I’m also passionate about ensuring that herbal medicine is kept in good shape and accessible for future generations. With this in mind, occasionally (and with the permission of the client) herbal medicine students will sit in on these clinics for the purpose of expanding their clinical knowledge.

To make an enquiry about eligibility for this service, or to book an appointment please send an email to sarah@alchemilla.co

Information about upcoming community clinics is communicated through my newsletter.


Sarah’s help has been invaluable. She listens and delves like a detective.

Through her knowledge, experience and the extra research she did into my stubborn condition, she devised a herbal programme specific to my current needs.

Regular monitoring of my progress meant my herbal formula was adapted as we went along, addressing some specific, unavoidable stressors that were aggravating my condition. Sarah’s support, genuine interest and herbal wisdom and knowledge worked fantastically well for me.


Your first herbal consultation will last approximately 60 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. Follow up appointments are generally shorter and last around 30 minutes. Complimentary email support in between appointments helps you feel fully supported, motivated and on track.

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

What is Herbal Medicine?

Info & FAQs


Face to face appointments are conducted at Newquay Orchard – a 7 acre haven in the centre of Newquay. The location is home to a traditional orchard, a forest garden, and a beautiful wildflower meadow. This vibrant community asset provides the perfect setting for your herbal consultation.

Alchemilla Apothecary regularly hosts workshops, herb walks and free community clinics at the Orchard. Please sign up for the newsletter to learn about future events.



Newquay Orchard is a re-imagined urban green space which is open to the public all year round. This rural escape is an environmentally conscious, sustainable project which is home to a number of local projects, including The Canteen at the Orchard (famous for its affordable, healthy and delicious seasonal menu) which is open 7 days a weeks.

One of the core values of the Orchard is that “Nature is a prescription,” making it the perfect location for your herbal consultation.


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 begins to improve.

Teas, capsules, powders and creams can also be 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 budget and needs.

  • 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 is 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.

Got a question about my services? Drop me a line at sarah@alchemilla.co and I’ll do my very best to help.

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

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