Janine qualified with a 2:1 in Herbal Medicine from the University of Westminster in 2008. She has been a full time practising herbalist ever since.
Her aim is to address and rectify the cause of the problem rather than just offering symptom relief (such as addressing the cause of a migraine rather than just prescribing pain killers). This approach aims for lasting results. Janine offers free brief email or telephone conversations for minor ailments and thorough in-depth private consultations for more complex conditions. During a consultation a full history is taken. This includes past and present history and medications, nutritional status and lifestyle, sleep, general well-being, including emotional and mental health, plus other associated factors.
Following on from a diploma in Ecology & Conservation, Janine’s passion lies in reconnecting people with nature. Herbwalks, talks and workshops are designed to empower people of all age groups and walks of life, nurturing self-worth, self-reliance, community care and that there is always something one can do. Be that through learning how to create simple home herbal remedies and/or glorious nutritious wild food, whatever time of year.
Janine has recently written an interesting article about how Herbal Medicine can help with situations such as the Coronavirus http://www.comphealthclinic.co.uk/how-herbal-anti-viral-and-nutritional-support-can-help-against-coronavirus-by-janine-gerhardt-our-medical-herbalist/