Natasha is a Herbalist practicing in Bromley and Islington from Neal’s Yard Remedies and Apotheca in Faversham. She qualified in Herbal Medicine from the University of Lincoln in 2010. Whilst dedicating most of her time to her patients she also takes time to teach Herbal Medicine to the general public by providing interactive workshops, walks and regular meditations across London.
“Having grown up in London I have always been drawn to nature and practicing traditional Herbal Medicine keeps me close to it. As part of my ecological principles I seek to use local herbs wherever possible and enjoy teaching others about our wonderfully varied flora here in the UK. I own an allotment where I grow a variety of plants and go out foraging to create an ever larger portion of my dispensary from scratch. This ensures a high quality product made for the individual in an eco-friendly and organic manner.
When teaching I try to encourage mindfulness in those attending and teach exercises which can be used to deepen the connection with plants through the senses. This is a very traditional method dating back as far as anthropologists have cared to study. This traditional knowledge is then reinforced with modern scientific awareness of biology and chemistry to demonstrate true holism.” – Natasha Richardson