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! 

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The Kindness Campaign written by a resident of Wester Hailes

The Kindness Campaign written by a resident of Wester Hailes

This piece was recently written by a resident of Wester Hailes, and in it being published here hopes it will reach folk far and wide. Kindness campaign: This year, the world has turned inside out and upside down, and at the worst possible time things are getting worse...

Herbs of Scotland Poster on Sale Now

Herbs of Scotland Poster on Sale Now

Exciting new arrival to the Grass Roots Remedies shop - this beautiful new educational poster by @nutblossom Herbs of Scotland - 11 species and their traditional uses in Caledonia ??? On sale now for £8.50 +p&p - all proceeds go to supporting our community 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

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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