Welcome to the Practice of Phytotherapy
My practice offers the following:
Professional health care using herbal medicine
Herbal medicine that is mostly sourced from organic growers or organically grown by me
Lifestyle and dietary advice included in every first consultation
Post consultation back-up and support via email or phone
Why choose Herbal Medicine?
Herbal medicine is very efficient for acute or chronic disease. It can eliminate the need for antibiotics in acute situations and with the guidance of a practitioner.
Recovery is in line with what nature intended – no quick fix. Above all herbal medicine is really green and planet friendly.
What Herbal Medicine can do for you
Phytotherapy is the practise of herbal medicine.
Phytotherapy or herbalism is probably the oldest medical practice in the world and is still widely practised. Modern phytotherapy encompasses the old with the new: Traditional herbs with modern medical practice. In South Africa phytotherapy is a registered profession, and to become registered, a university degree in phytotherapy is required. At present the university of the Western Cape is the only university in South Africa which offers a recognised course.
About Dr Meyer
Dr Meyer qualified from the College of Phytotherapy in the UK in 1996 and has been practising in Durbanville since. She served on the Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa for 5 years, and founded the South African Association of Herbal Practitioners where she was chairperson for many years. Dr Meyer has also lectured at the University of the Western Cape for 6 years and has written many articles pertaining to Phytotherapy and co-authored a book, The Illustrated Book of Herbs.
Dr Meyer has a passion for the environment and organic gardening and writes blogs regularly on the subject. Her garden is full of herbs and bee-friendly plants, many of which are an important source for the practice.