About Apothecary Forager
The Apothecary Forager, Ruth Weaver is a Medical Herbalist living, teaching and practising in the beautiful county of Cornwall, her place of birth and upbringing. Ruth studied at the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine, Glasgow and The University of Lincoln where she completed her Herbal Medicine BSc. (Hons). Since then (2012) Ruths Practice in West Cornwall continues to grow, working with clients with acute and chronic illness and of mind body and spirit.
The roots of Ruth's practice are in Traditional Western Herbal Medicine, she has sought diversity in her inspirations having worked with and learnt from many leading herbalists from around the UK. Ruth has also spent a number of years working with a collective of Herbalist first aiders at festivals around the UK providing orthodox and herbal first aid.
Sharing the herbal wisdom is where Ruth's passion lies, she believes everyone should be empowered with the knowledge and skills to treat simple conditions at home with the powerful medicines growing so abundantly around us. She offers walks, talks, workshops and courses both in Cornwall and beyond (See Events and Herb Walks for upcoming dates).
Ruth's website hopes to give some introductory information on herbal medicine and on the principles and ethics of her practice. The website will also be kept up to date with Ruth's herb walks and events!
In the work of writing on medicinal plants, through monographs and articles, Ruth works to a balanced view of traditional, scientific, energetic and practical insights. If you would like Ruth to do a talk, walk or workshop for your group or you are interested in discussing articles or content for your publication, please use the contact form on this website to enquire.
Stay tuned as the website will be kept up to date with upcoming events.
Please explore my website to find out more about Herbal Medicine..
Formulation of products
In 2017 Ruth led an exciting project at Port Eliot Estate, in Cornwall. The project saw Ruth designing and creating a bespoke herbal infused massage oil, made using 7 native plants harvested from the estate with specially selected essential oils. ‘The Port Eliot Summer Oil’.
The project was conceived by Lady St Germans who called upon Ruth for her expertise to survey the site for the medicinal plants, design and create the product through a CPSR (Cosmetic Product Safety Report). A CPSR is a calculated method and a legal process to formulate a product that can be used on and sold to the public.
The project was a great success and the oil was used on over 400 clients at the yearly event, Port Eliot Festival in July.
If you are thinking of creating a product please be in touch to discuss product formulation, a service now offered by Apothecary Forager!
Please visit the Education and Herb Walks page for more information on Ruths educational events....