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Frequently asked questions

How are herbal medicines taken?

A herbal medicine is usually taken in liquid form as a mixture of tinctures. Tinctures are liquid extracts of herbs and a typical herbal medicine may contain up to nine. They are taken in small amounts and are very subtle but powerful in the way that they work. Typically the herbal medicine is taken as a 5ml dose (a teaspoonful) three times daily. Herbs may also be prescribed as tablets, capsules or as a tea.

Andrew Stableford - B.SC (Hons) Dip.Phyt. PGCE. MNIMH

Andrew Stableford

B.SC (Hons) Dip.Phyt. PGCE. MNIMH

Herbal medicine in Lincoln

Founder of the Lincoln Herbal Treatment Centre in 1985, Andrew has built a busy and successful practice in Lincoln for over 35 years.

The Lincoln Herbal Treatment Centre is the longest established, nationally known, centre of excellence for herbal treatment in the County.

He was also Course Leader for Lincoln University’s degree in Herbal Medicine (BSc (Hons) Herbal Medicine) for over 18 years. He also developed the MSc. Herbal Medicine. He has now retired from Higher Education but still maintains an interest in the promotion and development of Herbal Medicine practice by way of online webinars and his recent publication of his book “The Handbook of Constitutional and Energetic Herbal Medicine”.

Andrew continues to work as a Consulting Medical Herbalist in his own practice. Using ancient traditions of herbal medicine together with a modern understanding of science and therapeutics, Andrew has developed an effective and innovative holistic approach to the practice of herbal medicine.

Changes in working practice due to Coronavirus

We are not currently open for face to face consultations but can easily arrange a consultation by telephone, Skype or Zoom. New and repeat medicines can be posted or collected by arrangement.