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My Name is Jayne Milner, BSY (A.HERB), BSc Herbal Medicine (HONS).  I am a Qualified Medical Herbalist, Reiki Practitioner and Aromatherapist.  

I have been a practitioner of herbalism for in excess of 20 years and in late 2017, received my BSc in Herbal Medicine (HONS) degree.  I undertook this to enhance my already fairly extensive knowledge base on old fashioned remedies, whilst enhancing new areas of learning about new ones.  I decided some time ago that I would not open a Shop or Office based practice, as this would force the prices of treatments and overall costs too high and restrict the availability and access to anyone who wishes to utilise my services. Therefore, I have a 'Community Base' which allows me to travel to my patients, rather than make them come to me!

It was with great joy and family pride, that can now state that I have finished with my initial education and have attained my degree to become a Batchelor of Science with Honours to become a Qualified Medical Herbalist -So what does that acually mean anyway....... Well! it means that I am trained in diagnostics as well as Herbal Medicine and, I can also give suggested changes on lifestyle choices and nutritional assistance.  It is with this in mind, that I utilise a proactive and holistic approach to your heathcare. 

HERBAL MEDICINE:  It is a bit of misnoma that all medicine is safe - it is all in the dosage.....and so it is with herbal medicine.  It is in the dosage you take, which needs to be at a correct level for you and your illness or 'dis-ease', which is where we get the word disease from..... that (to explain in simple terms) causes the body to feel supported enough and lending enough resourses to facilitate self healing.  There is little in the way of masking symptoms, but encouraging the body to wellness with the reasourses it is requires.  Some may find that by taking on this holistic approach, it gets worse before it gets better - This is usually the case, but i scalled a healing crisis.  It is more than usual with long term disease, but  as the body tries to re-establish control over its function, the condition may seem to take one step forward and three back - and may be expected in some cases. 

Additionally, the time frame for this 'healing cirisis' can be between one to four weeks after the regimen begins and this can prove off-putting and doesn't happen in most cases.  If you decide to continue with herbal medicine, then it can be af great benefit in most ailments and conditions, but also gives great support to the body during its transition from illness to wellness.  

A wonderful tutor once said to me 'the only thing you can cure is bacon' and so it goes with medicine of any type.  Historically, the renown physician Paracelcus in the 16th centruy claimed that 'the art of a good physician is to distract the patient long enough for nature to do her work'.  Both these statements are true in their own way.  The fascinating thing about herbal medicine is that, the chemical properties plants have, boulster the bodies own reserves when they become depleated and so, by ingesting these chemicals, it facilitates subtle changes in the body's own chemisty and it is these changes that can have an overall positive and supportive effect. 

For example, Yarrow (Achillea millifolium) has been used from stopping bleeding in cuts - to help with circulating blood around the body.  Hawthorn (Crataegus spp.) has been used for heart issues - now known to act as a calcium and postassium 'beta' blocker.  Corn Silk (Zea Mays) is used as a demulcent for the bladder, which can sooth irritation.  Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis) was at one time used to spinkle holy water onto the congegation at church, but used today as one of the herbs for opening up the lungs, especially if there is constriction (asthma) or congestion (say during or after a bad cold) and it is also used for it's more etheral uses too.  Comfrey (Symphytum Officinale) has been known for hundres of years as knitbone and for good reason.  Comfrey increases bone cell production but like other herbs in the herbalist's repertoire, historically, little was known how it worked, they just knew if it worked for a certain condition, they used it.  Now, we have access to modern science to check out what some of these plants do - we can actually verify what these plants do and have a clearer understanding of how the chemicals in them work and what they are good for!  

I love nature - thousands of years in the making - amazing!!!

These are just a few of natures little miracle medicines and, like us - ever changing to keep us healthy........

So if you are interested to know more, then get in touch to find out costs and book a consultation today!


Further areas of expertise:
I also lecture on the History of Medicine to the general public and have been involved in historical re-creation as a period specific interpretor for the last 25 years.  I own a huge variety of items for 'show and tell' and talk on a variety of subjects; from historical surgery, to the role and duty/practice of the physic (doctor), roles of a wise women, including a wide range of recipes used over the centuries.  I also cover topics including:
Aspects of Witch Craft and the corruption of the term
General interpretation of women's roles in society; How these roles have been perceived and have changed through the ages
Herbal Lore (some majickal and medical uses)
Materia Medica
Women's roles in medicine
Introduction of Persian medicine
Practical application and understanding of early anaesthetics
Anatomical understanding throughout history
Humoral knowledge
And so much more
So if anything on this page interests you, then please get in touch via the contact page of this web site.