“ Plant based medicines have been used for thousands of years in prevention, maintenance and recovery to health. Much can be achieved when healer and patient work together in harmony with nature."
About Expert Herbalist
About our herbsHealthy plants are good for your health, so our herbs are stringently and ethically sourced. Our formulas contain only superior quality herbs, with no additives, combining plants with time tested knowledge and expertise.
We ensure high quality through:
- Stringent, consistent standards of safety, quality and efficacy from raw herbal source to finished products
- Extensive scientific analytical testing, recording and traceability
- Screening to ensure product safety with analysis against a certified reference standard herb
- Demanding batch-to-batch product consistency in origin, processing and storage
Committed to our planetOur herbal formulas come in recyclable packaging, which is free from plastic.
As much as 80% of our medicinal herbs are gathered respectfully from the wild. This protects the environment by conserving areas of natural vegetation and avoiding the need for diverting water resources. It also supports the livelihood of communities in source countries, allowing them to continue a traditional relationship with the natural world.
The ‘nature’ of the herbsYou’ll see that our herbal formula descriptions mention the ‘nature’ of the herbs contained in them, such as heating or cooling.
These days we are familiar with beneficial food plants being measured for their nutritional value – and some have become Superfoods. (Interestingly, those plants used in herbal medicine for thousands of years actually include some of our modern Superfoods.) But traditionally, medicinal plants were understood more for the ‘nature’ they possess.
This nature might cool the body, reducing inflammation, or heat it to help digestion. Other natures, like pungent or sweet, stimulate other specific actions, like dispersing infection and building strength. ‘Nature’ simply describes how the herbs work to naturally bring the body’s health back into balance.
With roots in the west of England countryside, our herbalist Matthew Jackson, the son of a doctor, has a passion for health and natural healing.
“I’ve always been led by curiosity for new, extraordinary experiences and knowledge. I’ve seen how well herbalism can work and like to think that the formulas will spread and increase that benefit, like ripples from the centre of a pool.”
Matthew trained in London and China with world class herbalists, belongs to the register of Chinese Herbal Medicine and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine. A caring healer schooled in tradition, he is now an up to the minute researcher and innovator.
Matthew is also a highly qualified professional in osteopathy and acupuncture. At his Somerset health practice, at the NHS Surgery in Glastonbury, he helps people to stay healthy, understands the causes of health problems and promotes healing with a caring, holistic approach.
For the Expert Herbalist range, Matthew has individually tailored herbal formulas that combine the best of eastern and western traditions and aim to be effective for a range of common conditions.
Matthew Jackson BSc (Hons) Ost, Dip Ac/CHM (China), Pg Dip CHM (OB/GYN), Pg Cert US (MSK) MRCHM, BMUS