North Edinburgh Community Herbal Clinic

The North Edinburgh Community Clinic aims to provide affordable herbal consultations by using a sliding scale for treatments. It is open to anyone, and has lower rates available to local residents of Granton, Pilton, Muirhouse & Drylaw. It also functions as a student training clinic, and so from time to time herbal students will be attending appointments.

About The Clinic

We believe that herbalism has always been the ‘medicine of the people’ and aim to provide affordable person-centred herbal care, with its roots in the local community. We also recognise that all of our health depends on the health of our land, and so we use an ecological approach, prescribing native and Organic Scottish herbs as far as possible.

Blackford Glen Medicine Garden

The clinic is run by Ally Hurcikova, a professional Medical Herbalist registered with the American Herbalists Guild. For more information about Ally, you can find her at www.herbally.co.uk

The clinic is also a training clinic to support students of herbal medicine who are particularly interested in a community-centred approach to healing. From time to time they will be in shadowing appointments. If you are uncomfortable with this, then please communicate that with us.

For more information about what happens in a consultation or what kinds of conditions we commonly treat please go to our About Herbal Medicine Page

Clinic Location & Accessibility

  • The clinic is located in the Granton Hub, a community centre in Madelvic House, 33 Granton Park Avenue, EH5 1HS. This is just off of West Granton Road in the Granton area of North Edinburgh.
  • It is readily accessible by bus, and there is on street parking for cars & bicycles.
  • The clinic is on the ground floor, which is accessed via one or two steps depending on which door you enter, and there is a ramp available to enter the building.
  • There are toilets available on the ground floor, but unfortunately at the moment these are not wheelchair accessible.

Costs of Treatments:

Grass Roots Remedies Co-operative is passionate about herbal medicine being accessible to those who need it. The community clinic offers appointments on the basis of a sliding scale, which means that you pay an amount relative to what you can afford for your treatment. We ask that you honestly assess what you can afford, and won’t ask for any proof of income.

All treatments have a local rate for people living in Granton, Pilton, Muirhouse & Drylaw, and a general rate for those coming from outside this area.

Local Rate: (Residents of Granton, Pilton, Muirhouse, Drylaw) – 

£15 to 45 for an initial appointment          (60-90 minutes)

£10 to 30 for follow up appointments          (30-45 minutes)

Herbal medicines are charged separately.  The average cost for medicines is £5-10 per week, with individual pricing as follows:

  • Tinctures                                £4 per 100ml
  • Dried Herbs                         £3 per 100g
  • Ointments & Creams          £2 per 30g, £3 per 60g

(The average weekly cost of herbs is £4-5)

Postage (if desired)                   £4.00

General Rate: (for those coming from elsewhere ) 

£25 to 60 for an initial appointment          (60-90 minutes)

£15 to 30 for follow up appointments          (30-45 minutes)

Herbal medicines are charged separately.  The average cost for medicines is £5-10 per week, with individual pricing as follows:

  • Tinctures                                £8 per 100ml
  • Dried Herbs                          £7 per 100g
  • Ointments & Creams           £4 per 30g, £7 per 60g

(The average weekly cost of herbs is £8-10)

Postage (if desired)                   £4.00

If the cost of treatment feels out of reach, please do discuss it with us and we hope to be able to accommodate you.

Receiving Your Medicines

After our appointment I’ll prepare your medicines from our Community Clinic in Wester Hailes.

Herbs will usually be dispensed a few days after your appointment, and then there are a few options for receiving the medicine:

  • Collection from the Wester Hailes Healthy Living Centre
  • Collection from the Granton Hub
  • Postage to your preferred address at a cost of £4.00

For More Information, Any Questions, And Bookings – Contact me on 07724 361 240 or ally@grassrootsremedies.co.uk