Herbalist Job Description

Herbalists Treat A Variety Of Physical Conditions, Illnesses And Allergies By Exploiting The Human Body's Self-healing Capacities Through The Holistic Use Of Plants In Conjunction With Medical Knowledge.

Newly Qualified Herbalists Generally Have To Obtain Additional Employment To Supplement Incomes Whilst Establishing New Practices: It Can Take As Long As Two Years To Become Established

Herbalist Duties/Functions/Responsibilities

  • planning and explaining treatment requirements
  • growing and producing herbal remedies.
  • keeping up-to-date with new research and developments in the profession
  • managing stock levels
  • using tiny doses of herbal remedies to aid the body to heal itself
  • advising patients about use of remedies
  • liaising with and making referrals to specialists/other health care practitioners
  • undertaking patient consultations to diagnose illnesses/conditions and to select appropriate remedies
  • gaining information from patients about previous physical/medical history and symptoms
  • making physical examinations/assessments
  • providing advice about diet, exercise and lifestyle
  • keeping accurate confidential patient records
  • undertaking research for product manufacturers/herbal growers
  • teaching/supporting trainees
  • marketing and promoting the business/practice

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