About Katie


Katie Reid in The Herb Shed

Katie qualified with a BSc (Hons) in Herbal Medicine and received the Dorothy Caroll Award for Top Final Clinical Examination. She is also a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH), the largest regulating body for herbalists in the UK, established in 1864. Members adhere to a comprehensive code of ethics and practice and are actively engaged in programmes of continuing professional development.

Her training included the study of anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, pathology, differential diagnosis and orthodox physical examination in addition to phytochemistry and herbal therapeutics. She gained over 550 hours of clinical experience at the Stratford Centre for Herbal Medicine and at Whipps Cross Hospital Dermatology Unit.

Katie is trained to advise on the safety of any potential herb/drug interaction and can recognise when a condition is best referred to your GP or other healthcare provider. Any advice or herbal prescription is tailored to suit each individual. Her aim is to provide a caring and supportive environment to address health concerns and empower people to take control of their own health.

As a committed conservationist, Katie is passionate about incorporating sustainability into her herbal practice. She is a member of the first herbal product manufacturing co-operative which ensures long term stability and quality of supply, enhances innovation and funds research and education projects. Wherever possible, tinctures are organic and some are even homemade from foraged or garden herbs. 

Katie has lived in Oxford for over 20 years and has two young red-headed daughters.

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