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.