The Herbalist is a small shop in the market town of Ulverston in Cumbria specialising in herbal remedies, food state vitamins and minerals, and organic and biodynamic skincare.
The shop and practice is the result of over twenty years experience in the Health Food trade. Trained as a Clinical Aromatherapist and Medical Herbalist, Sandra O’Neill has a broad approach to natural health having studied naturopathy and nutrition.
68 Market street
Tel: 01229 580395
The Herbalist offers complementary therapies including Herbal Medicine, Aromatherapy, Sports and Remedial Massage, Homeopathy and Reiki. Appointments are available 6 days a week including some evening appointments.
The shop sells a wide range of organic products including Biodynamic Herbal Tinctures made locally by Lakeland Herbs, an extensive range of our own label herbal tinctures plus Biohealth Herbal Capsules. Dried herbs are also available and there is a range of Herbalist tea blends.
Essential Care, Woadworks and Weleda provide our skincare products and we get organic Essential Oils from Quinessence.
We also stock natural wax candles with essential oils and beautiful beeswax candles made in Yorkshire.
It is important to us to support local businesses so we source as much as we can locally, then choose British companies over foreign ones.
Our incense from India, made with natural oils and resins, is fairly traded. Our supplier has visited the factory to make sure the working conditions are as they say.
HERBAL MEDICINE is an ancient tradition of healing using the power of plants to encourage health in the body.
It is as applicable today as it was many years ago.
Since the introduction of the National Health Service 60 years ago, we have lost touch with our traditional practises and the knowledge of healing herbs is not as widely spread as it once was.
Many chemical medicines are copies of natural plant constituents, aspirin being one, digitalis another. The problem with the copies is that they do not contain all the elements provided by nature, therefore, side effects occur as the product is unbalanced.
Balance is the key in natural healing. When you consult a medical herbalist you will be asked many questions to ascertain where the imbalance is in your system. You are not a separate body of systems, you are a whole being, and need to be treated as such to regain balance and health.
Disease is a word we use all the time, if we break it down to dis – ease, we can see more easily that it means a lack of ease, a lack of balance.
By looking to the natural world we can find medicinal plants to aid the return to a whole, physically and emotionally, balanced state of health. Good health is not just an absence of symptoms, but a state of vitality and zest for life that is all too often missing in our lives.
Plant medicines can be administered in many ways, as tinctures, teas, capsules, flower remedies and essential oils, suppositories, compresses, ointments and creams.
Something for everyone! From cosmetic use to the healing of serious imbalance, herbal medicine is the choice for people desiring a more natural approach to health.
The Herbalist also offers a range of Complimentary Therapies with qualified, experienced and fully insured practitioners.
Our products are of the highest quality that we could obtain, this often makes them more expensive in the first instance but cheaper in the long term. Better quality products being more effective in their action. Less of them are needed and have a longer lasting result.
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Tel: 01229 580395