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Meet Francesca

Herbalist, Iridologist & Naturopath

I started my studies as a biologist, graduating from the University of Bath Spa, with a First-Class Honours Degree. The interest and curiosity to learn the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying health and disease led me to concentrate on the medical aspects of biology. Alongside my passion for science, I felt the need to incorporate a more holistic view of the human being and learn how to bring balance back into the body.

The three-year Herbal Medicine course at the College of Naturopathic Medicine, in London, with over 500 clinical hours, opened up the unique life opportunity of becoming a holistic practitioner. As a qualified herbalist and naturopath, I am committed to re-empowering the body with its innate ability to heal itself. I have trained in Western herbal medicine, gentle detoxification practices, Iridology, Western and Eastern energetic diagnosis, which offer me a range of approaches to tailor to your specific needs. I have been working at Apotheca, the lovely herbal shop and clinic, in Faversham for over three years, helping customers find natural remedies for minor ailments and offering 1-to-1 herbal and iridological consultations, to explore more thoroughly the herbal and naturopathic options available.

Everyone is unique and the beauty of herbal remedies is their many actions and qualities that can be matched to your specific needs. 

Did you know that not all herbs will work the same with everyone?

The herbalist's skill is to find what is most appropriate for your types of symptoms and constitution.

I have experienced the power of herbs in my own health journey. For years I suffered from recurrent colds, sinus infections and post-viral fatigue,  which debilitated me and made daily life a continuous worry and struggle. When I was introduced into the world of herbs, little did I know there was a natural alternative to successfully improving my health and wellbeing. Now that herbs have become life companions and allays, I wish to use my expertise to guide you towards a state of wellbeing and vibrant energy.


I look forward to meeting you and sharing your happy path to health!


Why Herbal Medicine?

It can help with


The ancient traditions teach us that health starts in the gut. Increasing evidence now suggests many chronic conditions are associated with poor digestive function and an imbalanced intestinal flora. A tailored herbal formula can improve digestion by targeting symptoms like heartburn, constipation, bloating and discomfort.

Stress, Anxiety and Fatigue

In times of emotional and/or physical pressure, a bespoke herbal formula can replenish the body's vitality, calm the mind and provide  long-lasting balanced energy. The difficult times we are living have brought a lot of anxiety and worry, and herbs can be of great support to relieve emotional tension.

Immune support

Don't you agree that

'Prevention is better than cure'?

Building up immunity with tailored herbs and supplements is crucial for preventing recurrent colds and feelings of weakness. Start now to be ready for the winter months! 


Do you struggle falling asleep or do you wake up several times during the night? Do you feel rested when you wake up? These questions help the herbalist understand what herbs might be most appropriate for you. There can be many causes for sleeplessness or poor quality sleep and each herb has a specific quality and action for targeting symptoms. 

Women's Health

Herbs are incredibly powerful at

re-harmonising female hormones, at any stage of a woman's lifetime.

Herbs can relieve symptoms of PMS, menstrual irregularities, menopause, and be a supportive aid for expecting and nursing mothers.

Children's health

Children are very receptive to herbal remedies. With the herbalist's help, it is possible to safely improve complaints like colics, skin rashes, recurrent colds and coughs.


By supporting and promoting the channels of elimination, herbal and naturopathic protocols offer a gentle and safe way to cleanse the organism.



“My memory and mental focus have improved significantly while taking herbs for brain power and circulation, to help me during my studies as an adult learner."

A.B., 60 years old

Contact me directly to book or follow the links below

Natural Medicine
(Face-to-face or remote)
1h - £60
Natural Herbs
Follow Up

45min - £40
Coffee Table
15-minute Introductory Call

Free of charge

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Contact Info


+44 (0) 7943 567368

Apotheca: 13 West Street, Faversham ME13 7JE UK