Herbal Medicine


Kaz Bauer Herbalist

Herbal Medicine  with Karen Bauer BSc (Hon) MNIMH

Contact Karen directly on 07786 970903  to book an appointment or to discuss how Herbal medicine could help you ,

Karen is available Monday afternoon and other times by arrangement

Herbal medicine is one of the oldest forms of medicine known. Herbalists use plants as medicine based on traditional knowledge along with the advantage of modern scientific research. This enables us to identify the plants chemical constituents and understand the physiological effect they have on the body. Herbalists treat holistically, meaning they are not just looking at the symptoms, but are looking at the person as a whole and try to look at why certain symptoms have manifested and treat accordingly.

When consulting, Karen will take a thorough case history to get an idea of any factors that might be contributing to, or aggravating the symptoms. The first consultation usually takes around an hour and you will be asked many questions that will help her gain an understanding of how the various systems of your body function, such as digestion, circulation, respiratory, hormonal, musculoskeletal, your skin, kidneys and the nervous system. Any prescribed medication from your GP will be taken into account along with past medical history and family medical history. Diet and lifestyle will also be discussed. She will then work out a treatment plan with you, carefully choosing herbs tailored to suit you, to address your current needs and any underlying contributing factors. The herbs will usually be given in the form of a liquid (tincture) or a tea. Creams or lotions may also be prescribed if required.

Anything discussed during a consultation is completely confidential.

After you have taken your herbs for a period of time a follow up appointment is usually required to check your progress, this takes around 30minutes. This enables you and the herbalist to see how you are responding to the treatment. If needed, the herbs you have been given can be altered to further suit your needs.

The length of time you need to take your herbs can vary depending on your initial visit.

Karen has found herbal medicine to be beneficial in people with acute or chronic health complaints or for use during difficult stages in life as supportive tonics. During her time in clinic she has come across the following:

  • Digestive problems such as indigestion, ulcers, colitis, IBS
  • Skin problems including eczema, acne and psoriasis
  • Recurrent coughs and colds
  • Anxiety, stress, depression and insomnia
  • Menstrual disturbances
  • Menopause
  • Cystitis and thrush
  • Allergies
  • M.E and chronic fatigue
  • Arthritis, gout, muscle and joint pain
  • High blood pressure, varicose veins
  • Prostate problems
  • Verrucas & warts


  • Initial  consultation……….60 mins £45
  • Follow up consultation… ..30 mins £25

Children (up to 12 years)

  • Initial consultation………30-60 mins £30
  • Follow up consultation…..30 mins      £20
  • Herbs cost around £8.00 per week for adults, children require smaller quantities so the cost will be less for them