"The whole is greater than the sum of its parts"

Meet Poppy 

Poppy believes in safe, accessible, professional natural health care. She aims to empower patients to take matters of health into their own hands, giving them the confidence and resources they need to do so. Poppy's passion for people and keen eye for detail, combined with her university education in plant medicine and extensive clinical training has equipped her with the knowledge and skills to deliver a truly personalised healthcare service.

Holistic medicine 

Medical herbalists diagnose and treat individuals in a holistic way. This means they look at the whole person – as well as your diet, lifestyle, sleep habits and medical history, you talk about your hobbies, relationships, what you do for fun and what makes you tick.

Rather than thinking of the body as simply a collection of individual parts, all body systems are seen to interact with each other in complex ways to bring about overall health.

Holistic medicine also believes in the body’s natural ability to heal itself, and this is why plant-based medicines are used. Plants contain an enormous array of chemicals that work together to subtly nudge human physiology towards self-correction, and promote good health.

Shaini Verdon, Aljezur

"Poppy's patience, insight, intuitive perception and real understanding of her patients actual needs, together with her professionalism, herbal knowledge, care, love and support, is a joy to receive."