Welcome to Grass Roots Remedies!


We are a Worker’s Co-operative based in Edinburgh & Glasgow working to rekindle our rich tradition of herbal community healthcare and promote ecologically responsible herbalism.

We believe that herbal medicine is the medicine of the people, and that it should be accessible to everyone.

Folk Medicine for All Folk! 

What we do

Seeing a Herbalist in our Wester Hailes Clinic or our North Edinburgh Community Herbal Clinic 

Learn to use herbs at home, foraging wild food and medicine or starting on the path to herbal practitioner training

Herb profiles, recipes, foraging, growers guides & remedy making

Meet the team that make up our Scottish workers’ Co-operative & find out what we stand for. 

Showcasing Scottish herbal teas & tinctures, posters, cards & bags all to raise funds for our community work 

Our work in community herbalism relies on your support

Our Blog

Herb Garden Volunteering in Edinburgh

Herb Garden Volunteering in Edinburgh

Have you ever thoughts about growing or using medicinal and edible herbs but don't have space or know where to start? Grass Roots Remedies Co-operative has two growing spaces in Edinburgh where you can learn to grow, tend and harvest medicineal plants either at...

Early Summer Foraging

Early Summer Foraging

Whether you've been foraging for ages or thinking about dipping your toe in to it sometime soon, now is a great time to start. Here in Scotland, it feels like Spring has definitely passed and our foraging thoughts turn to Summer flowers and maybe even some early...

Bioregional Herbalism

Bioregional Herbalism

Our Bioregion: what we love about local plants When we think about bioregional herbalism, we are encouraging everyone to embrace the plants that are abundant in the area they live in. We see this as one of many ways of Closing the Circle of production of herbal...

What People Are Saying About Us

I loved learning about herbs throughout the year, and particularly enjoyed noticing seasonal change during the course. Each session was delivered with an enjoyable mixture of botanical science, folklore and practical activities. There was a good balance of the local and the global, and each session left me wanting to explore more. The facilitators shared their knowledge and experience expertly – making it accessible and understandable, but always able to answer more in-depth questions. I would highly recommend this course.

-Wild Things Course Student

I have been coming to see Ally with my son who is 16 and has additional support needs at Wester Hailes Healthy Living Centre for a couple of years now. Ally listens very carefully to us both and is very sensitive to my sons needs especially, it feels almost like a counselling session!   She does not lead, she just asks questions to clarify the physical or psychological symptoms we are having and then suggests a course of herbal treatment as appropriate. The herbal medicines have been very suitable for us both as we tend to be oversensitive to other drugs so the herbal treatment gently but directly helps the problem. The project has enabled us to access herbal treatment at an affordable cost. We would really recommend the clinic and Ally to others. 

-Wester Hailes Community Herbal Clinic Patient

Ally is a true professional. From our initial consultation to the follow up, nothing was rushed. She asked many questions to build an accurate picture of what she could do to help get the body back in sync. I was then provided with helpful dietary and lifestyle advice, as well as a personalised herbal medicine. Many of the herbs are handpicked from her local community garden in Edinburgh, one of the few places where you can see where your medicine comes from. This is how local medicine should be. Highly recommended!

-Wester Hailes Community Herbal Clinic Patient

Both Ally and Soraya were fantastic at leading us through our introduction to herbalism. They encouraged us and ignited interest and passion for the wonderful world of plants, herbs and the magical properties that they contain. Now, I am often exhausted by travelling through nature as (even more so than previously) I want to stop and examine every growing thing and wonder what family it belongs to, what properties it has, the medicine it can provide for us and the connection it provides us to our ancestors of the past.

Wild Things Course Student

An amazing herd of herbalists who are doing a superb job of spreading herbs and foraging knowledge. The low cost clinic has really opened up herbs and herbal consultations to myself and others who could never afford this otherwise. The foraging walks and courses they run are excellent.

-Wester Hailes Community Herbal Clinic Patient

Feeling so supported by grassroots in my healing journey. I have used their services in the past & at present, I always feel hugely comfortable & grateful with the beautiful sisters providing a great service , and knowledge of natural medicine for the people.

At present I’m feeling very heard by Kathryn and love that she shares such wisdom and knowledge, while fully listening to my needs and how my body is speaking. I live with Rheumatoid Arthritis and can be in a lot of pain, I’m very connected to plants and natural ways to heal my body, I love that Kathryn helps me understand how they can work with my body on a deeper level of my own  understanding & knowledge.

-Wester Hailes Community Herbal Clinic Patient


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Grass Roots Remedies Co-op
c/o The Health Agency, Wester Hailes Healthy Living Centre, 30 Harvesters’ Way, Edinburgh, EH14 3JF

Email: hello@grassrootsremedies.co.uk

To Book A Herbal Consultation:

Email: clinic@grassrootsremedies.co.uk 

Phone: 07724 361 240

Keep the Kids & Grown Ups Entertained with our School Holidays Offer: 10% OFF Kitchen Herbal Medicine Online Course. Use code KHM10SUMMER to get Witchin’ in the Kitchen this July
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