Web Site serves several purposes.
That the UK public will lose a traditional freedom due mainly to
have hundreds of years of history that allowed those with the knowledge
to administer herbal medicines. A system that has stood the test
of time has been severely damaged to suit the EU, media hysteria,
the pharmaceutical interests in the MHRA and the interests of a
handful of power hungry academic herbalists.
To inform the UK public on the impending loss of their freedom to
select a herbalist of their choice because of the proposals on herbalists
To try and make contact with hundreds of herbalists in the UK that
we know are not represented by the associations in the steering
group on Statutory regulation under the Department of Health. Please,
if you know someone who helps people using herbs let them know about
To try and make the public aware that laws are now being determined
by organisations with vested interests, not by our Parliament
To expose the disreputable tactics used
by the pro registration lobby, including spending substantial
sums on lobbying companies.
is this about?
There are proposals that all Herbalists are regulated by their
respective organisations and that only those so registered will
be able to call themselves a "Medical Herbalist and similar
document here. The pro regulation organisations
have asked to be regulated, but without adequate consultations
with the vast majority of those practising herbal medicine.
Government agencies have assumed that these organisations represent
the majority of the trade. THEY DO NOT. For
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is wrong with regulation?
1. In the UK we have a unique heritage in that anyone with
the appropriate knowledge can practise as a herbalist. This
is a unique historical privilege granted by Henry the 8th
under an act that has never been repealed. Copy
here. This historical right has served the UK public well
for hundreds of years via our mode of herbal medicine. The
problem is that now all modes of traditional medicine are
being placed into the same regulation basket.
of the cases of harm advanced by the Medicines Control Agency
(MHRA) as evidence for the need for regulation, are either
because of imported remedies not used by herbalists trained
in UK traditional styles, or they exaggerate cases of harm,
twisting facts to suit what they have always wanted, i.e.
all traditional medicines to be licensed by themselves with
enormous fees that will kill the industry. The MHRA have
never been fit for purpose and their activities should be
We do not believe that such regulation will give the public
any more protection than existing laws of the land provide,
but it will significantly impact on your freedom of choice.
time for a change?
The Henry the 8th legislation has stood the test of time and
why change it without good reason?
of us who refuse to join the so called "professional"
associations, will be banned from using names such as "Medical
Herbalist". In addition, it will become far more difficult
to obtain professional indemnity insurance. This will over
time lead to our freedom of choice on healthcare being significantly
there were sound grounds for changing the law then most independent
herbalists would not object. However, we feel those grounds
are simply not there and the proposals are a political gimmick
and a quest for power by certain people at the top of the
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