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Alex Laird
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Alex is a medical herbalist and set up the first herbal clinic in hospital dermatology at Whipps Cross University Hospital, where she is tutor-practitioner to herbal BSc students. She also practises at The Haven, London’s breast cancer support centre. She is a 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 to universities including Westminster, East London and Hertfordshire. Originally a TV producer, she then 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 create health in individuals and communities at all levels, physical, spiritual and environmental.
Alex Laird  is also the Founding Director of Living Medicine.

Living Medicine aims to reskill people in using food and herbs for our everyday healthcare, sharing knowledge across cultures.They offer herb/food education to inspire people to reclaim responsibility for their health. Their medical herbalists show how to turn healing plants and foods into safe remedies for specific health problems.

Living Medicine’s vision, unique in Britain, is to create:

– a beautiful world herb/food medicine centre of excellence
– a model for community medicinal gardens nationwide (diagram showing LM scope)

Living Medicine will pioneer a new kind of national visitor centre, its great World Garden grown with the public. Through a food market, and more, the Centre will celebrate and update the world’s plant medicine heritage, still used by the UK’s diverse communities.

The Living Medicine Community Garden will help root medical herbalists into their local communities as a model of a new health resource. We will link with healing gardens around the world to share our experience and feed this into mainstream healthcare.

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Herbal Medicine



Last Updated:03/02/2021
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    Medicinal Herbs
    Medicinal herbs refers to the use of plants for prevention and treatment of diseases.

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