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 http://www.livingmedicine.org 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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