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Alex Laird

Alex Laird BSc FCPP is a medical herbalist in London who worked with Breast Cancer Haven UK for 20 years. She is also the tutor-practitioner at the UK’s first herbal clinic in hospital dermatology at Whipps Cross Hospital. She is a fellow and council member of the College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy (CPP), and formerly of the Aromatherapy Organisations Council. She has undertaken clinical research and is a visiting lecturer. First a TV producer, she worked as an aromatherapist for staff at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, with drug users and those with HIV while training as a medical herbalist. Her quest is how we can create individual and community health at all levels, physical, spiritual and environmental.

Alex Laird BSc FCPP is the Founding Director of Living Medicine which is a charity that aims to skill people in growing and using food and herbs for everyday healthcare, and reviving knowledge across cultures. Living Medicine runs practical workshops, courses and walks in London and beyond in how we can use plants and foods to support our health and manage common conditions safely.

The award-winning 5-part course, Self Care with Food & Herbs, runs at Chelsea Physic Garden and in Marlow.


Last Updated:15/03/2024
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Living Medicine
Fulham , London, SW6, UK

+44 207 736 8975
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Medicinal Herbs
Medicinal herbs refers to the use of plants for prevention and treatment of diseases.

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Radio Show All in the Balance 25 Nov 2022
Radio Show Food as Medicine 20 Aug 2021
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