Poppy holds a first-class Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Herbal Medicine from Middlesex University in London, and is a member of the College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy (MCPP). She has four years of clinical experience as a medical herbalist, and holds a Level 3 certificate in First Response Emergency Care.


Poppy’s interest in complementary and alternative health began in India where she studied for a certificate in Ayurvedic medicine. Afterwards she decided to return to the UK and continue her education closer to home, focussing on Western herbal medicine. 


Through completing her BSc, Poppy learned how to integrate conventional knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and pathology with holistic medicine theory and practice. Following graduation, Poppy practised in London and Sheffield before moving back home to the Algarve, where she now offers consultations and herbal treatment in Aljezur and Praia da Luz.


As a traditional medical herbalist, she specialises in treating chronic conditions in almost all body systems, and employs nutritional and psychosocial healing approaches as well as herbal medicines in her practice.

About Poppy 



Laura Newman, Burgau

"Poppy was professional and a joy to be with. She helped me with a severe skin issue and was ready to help me with my daughter when an issue arose. I have recommended to her to several of my clients already!"


L.G., Praia da Luz

“A Poppy é uma terapeuta completa, sempre disponível e na qual podemos confiar. Ajudou me a mim e a minha mãe a recuperar o equilíbrio e saúde.”


L.L., Lagos

"Poppy is compassionate, professional and attentive to your needs and I would recommend her to anyone who is open to doing something beyond mainstream medicine."