Alex Laird

Alex Laird

Alex Laird BSc DipHerbMed FCPP, Medical herbalist, Whipps Cross Hospital and ex-Breast Cancer Haven. 

Alex is a practising medical herbalist/phytotherapist and plant medicine educator. She runs the UK’s first herbal teaching clinic at Whipps Cross Hospital dermatology, has a private practice in Fulham, and worked for 20 years at London’s Breast Cancer Haven.  Alex founded the charity Living Medicine to reskill us all in how to use food and plants safely, and to restore this self-care knowledge within mainstream healthcare.

Her book Root to Stem: a seasonal guide to natural recipes and remedies for everyday life  (Penguin 2019) distils this know-how.

Keen to promote excellence in professional herbal medicine, Alex is a Co-Vice President of the College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy. She is a visiting lecturer at universities for herbal and medical students and has published herbal medicine research.

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