Sore Throat

At this time of year the NHS is struggling to cope with the large number of adults and children with sore throats. Some recent studies suggest that herbs such as the African geranium, umckaloabo (Pelargonium sidoides) and hu zhang (Reynoutria japonica) may be useful to help relieve the symptoms of a sore throat: …

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Barbara Griggs (14 September 1932 – 20 January 2022)

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The CPP Council is very sad to have to inform you of the passing of Barbara Griggs, an Associate Member of the CPP.  Barbara was a journalist and prolific writer in the field of Herbal Medicine.  She has published many books about herbal medicine, but is probably best known for …

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Award for Dr Ann Walker PhD FCPP

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The CPP Council would like to congratulate Dr Ann Walker, PhD, FCPP, on receiving her award from The Nutrition Society, which recognises her significant contribution to their organisation

CPP Members Discount on Healing Seaweeds

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CPP Members get 10% discount on the following workshop using the code HERBALIST10. Book your ticket at Seaweeds have traditionally been important plants for food and healing among coastal people throughout the world and are a rich source of diverse nutrients uncommonly available in land plants.  In this webinar, …

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MHRA Safety Warning – Adverse Reactions for Herbal Medicine

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a reminder of the need to be vigilant for suspected adverse reactions to herbal and homeopathic medicines and to report them to the Yellow Card Scheme. As you will be aware, herbal and homeopathic medicines are available from a wide …

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MHRA Safety Warning – Herbal Products containing Butterbur

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has been made aware of a magazine article which promotes the use of Butterbur (Petasites hybridus) for the treatment of hayfever, or to treat migraines, asthma, chronic coughs and gastric ulcers. We advise patients not to take herbal products containing Butterbur to …

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Herbal Books from Aeon

Aeon publish a range of herbal books which will be useful for all of our members and students. Their latest release “Treating Digestive Disorders from an Endobiogenic Perspective: An Innovative System of Plant Medicine” by Paul Michael is available to purchase here. Paul will be speaking at our Spring CPP …

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COVID-19 Update

Media coverage can be confusing. The following links provide guidelines and advice from the NHS and the College of Medicine. The following guidelines and updates are available from the NHS: NHS Overview of COVID-19 NHS Advice for Travellers Answers to Common Questions Below are recommendations from the College of Medicine …

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Western Herbal Medicine and Dermalogical Practice

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Alternative therapies are popular; 49% of patients with a skin problem reported using herbal supplements within the past year, and patients with chronic disease (including eczema and psoriasis) are most likely to use herbal medicines. Herbs have beneficial anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal and antihistaminergic effects. Regulation of herbal therapies is …

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