Hello: Sara Rooney | Medical Herbalist
The kind and lovely Sara joins our team throughout the season to offer our guests herbal consultations during their stay. Sara has a fascinating and wonderfully diverse wealth of knowledge and experience which she kindly shares with us here at Vale de Moses.
Find out more about our super Sara:
Sara is a qualified and experienced Medical herbalist BSc (Hons) Ba (Hons), passionate about integrated health and utilizing botanical medicine to address illness and re-establish the body’s natural balance. Sara’s integrative approach tries to identify the root cause of an illness, using herbal medicine, nutritional and lifestyle therapeutics to restore the body’s vitality.
She specialises in herbal medicine for women’s health, hormonal balance and stress management in today’s busy world. She provides individualised herbal treatment and a functional nutrition approach for:
Low energy and fatigue.
Anxiety and sleep issues.
Skin issues such as hormonal acne, eczema, psoriasis.
Digestive issues, IBS symptoms.
Sara’s interest in medicinal plants stems from working on an Amazonian rainforest reserve in Ecuador after completing a degree in Anthropology. In Ecuador, she assisted the local Shaman in the propagation of medicinal plants from the rainforest and observed the medicinal qualities of plants used in a community with little access to Western drugs. Sara was so impressed in the therapeutic qualities plants could have that she decided she had to learn more about their diverse properties and how they could be used therapeutically as a natural form of medicine. Subsequently, she returned to the UK and completed her BSc (Hons) in Herbal Medicine. Her dissertation was awarded first class honours and she went on to publish her research In the International Journal of herbal medicine about the herbal treatment of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.
She is an experienced writer and contributing author for the Herbal Academy, in the US and has written on natural approaches to the menopause; herbal adaptogens and an advanced course on pregnancy and fertility for herbalists.