Pre-biotic herbs are non-digestible starches that pass through the digestive tract and promote the growth of beneficial micro-organisms in the intestines. They include many demulcent herbs, such as marshmallow root and psillium, and are usually used as powders.
We stock a range of prebiotic herbs, and often used them as part of a blend for treating digestive problems. It is very often the case that improving digestive function leads to big improvements in general health and wellbeing.
Before you buy herbal preparations from us we need to check they are safe for you to use. This personalised service is a benefit of buying directly from qualified Medical Herbalists like us, and is part of a law protecting you. More Information.
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Following a directive from our Professional Association, the National Institute of Medical Herbalists, we are no longer able to supply herbal medicines directly to the public without a prior consultation. This is in line with the Human Medicines Regulations (2012), which includes the EU Traditional Herbal Medicine Products Directive (2005), transposed into UK legislation. This effectively means that you can only purchase herbal products that have received a licence from the MHRA (average cost @£50,000 per licence!), which firmly excludes the bulk of a professional herbalist's herbal dispensary. The only exemption to this directive is, as the MHRA state,
"if you are a herbal practitioner, you don't need a licence to supply herbal medicines you create on your premises to patients following one-to-one consultations".
In order to operate within the law we have implemented a gateway so that only people who have had a consultation, either directly or via skype or telephone, and other practising qualified Medical Herbalists may register and have access to online sales. We sincerely regret any inconvenience this may cause, although recognise that it is primarily in the interests of public safety. It is safer and more effective to use herbal medicines under professional guidance. If you wish to find out more about our herbal medicines, or to book a consultation please contact us by phone or email.
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