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News – The College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy

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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