About Herbal Medicine

Herbal Medicine is the oldest form of medicine known to mankind.  A herbalist aims to find the cause of the problem rather than just treat the symptoms, therefore all treatments are tailored specifically to you.  Any part of a plant may be used, from the seed, root, leaf, bark, flower, fruit or resin, and will be made up into the most suitable preparation for you.  This may take the form of teas, tinctures, syrups, capsules, aromatic waters, creams, lotions, or bath preparations.

A first consultation can take anything from an hour and a half to two hours, during which time you will be asked about your medical history as well as your current complaint.  Lifestyle, diet, current medications (including any supplements) and any other relevant factors will all be taken into account.  The herbalist will take your blood pressure and pulse, and, if it is felt necessary, will examine you.

The herbalist will then prescribe and make up a remedy specifically for you, and explain how to take it.  After this you will be asked to return for a follow-up consultation (normally 30-45 minutes) in which any progress or changes are assessed.  After the follow-up consultation your prescription may be adjusted or added to if deemed necessary.

Herbal medicine is suitable for all ages from the very young to the elderly.  It is normally safe to take alongside conventional medicine as Medical Herbalists are trained to take into account any possible herb/drug interactions and contra-indications when prescribing. 

About Jane

Throughout her growing years, Jane had wanted to become a nurse in the Queen Alexandra Royal Nursing Corps.  At the age of 6 she lost her hearing, which meant she was unable to realise this dream.

As a child, Jane often helped her grandma weed her garden, and was always asking, "Why are we pulling this plant up?  It must have some use!"  This led her as a teenager to begin studying plants in a healing context.  

After many years working in the care sector, Jane studied for the BSc (Hons) in Herbal Medicine first at the University of Central Lancashire and then at the University of Lincoln, from where she graduated in 2010.  She is a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists, the oldest organisation for professional herbalists, which was founded in 1864, and is the only profoundly deaf Medical Herbalist in the UK.

After three years running a smallholding in Lincolnshire, on which she grew a number of herbs and also collected and dried herbs from the wild, she set up an Alternative and Complementary Therapies practice in Bakewell, Derbyshire, alongside her son-in-law.

In 2014 Jane trained in Reiki to Shoden (First Degree) level, and will soon be undertaking training to Okuden (Second Degree) level, meaning she will then be able to offer sessions to clients - watch this space!


Consultations can take place either at the clinic or in the comfort of your own home (subject to a small fee depending on distance).  I also offer Skype consultations by arrangement.  

(Please note: for reasons of security, male patients must have a female partner/friend/companion in their home at time of home visits.)

A first consultation can take up to two hours.  Parking is free at the Cattle Market in Louth, or the nearest pay and display is on Kiln Lane (behind the Co-Op) where it is currently £1.50 for up to 3 hours, or £3 all day.

Cancellations:                                                                                                                24 hours' notice is required or the appointment may be charged in full


If you would like to book an appointment, ask a question or simply learn more about what herbal medicine has to offer, pop into the clinic for a friendly chat!  Or contact me using one of the methods below:

Text: 07885 264988  (any time)                                                                       Please leave a text message with your name, query and contact details and I will get back to you as soon as I can.  Please bear in mind that while I am in the clinic, Louth doesn't have a very good mobile network signal and so it may be later in the day before I receive any texts. 

Telephone the clinic: 01507 607028 

Please leave a message on the answering machine, my PA will let me know you have called and I will contact you as soon as I can.

Alternatively, you can use the contact form below to email me: