Medical Herbalist Edinburgh

Ally Hurcikova RH (AHG) MNIMH

About Ally

Grass Roots Remedies | Medical Herbalist | North Edinburgh

North Edinburgh Herbalist

Hi, I'm Ally, a Medical Herbalist based in North Edinburgh. I use she/her pronouns. My practice offers you a gentle and welcoming space to explore your lived experiences and the connections between your physical ailments, your emotions and the patterns and cycles of your life. I use plant medicines to support your physical & psycho-emotional health. I am a member of Grass Roots Remedies Co-operative, the American Herbalists' Guild & the National Institute of Medical Herbalists.

My Approach To Herbal Medicine

My training in Western Herbal Medicine combined biomedical study of anatomy & physiology with a holistic view of the wider social, environmental and psycho-emotional influences on health & disease. Find out more about what herbal medicine is and what it can treat here

As a herbalist I always aim to bring myself fully to the space, and be as genuine and present as I can. I will listen fully to your concerns and lived experiences without judgement. I offer guidance and advice about treatment, while supporting you to make your own choices.

I  hold a Diploma in Herbology from the Royal Botanic Gardens of Edinburgh, and a first class Herbal Medicine Degree from Lincoln University where I graduated top of my year with the ‘Prize for Herbal Medicine.’ I am a registered herbalist and professional member of The American Herbalists’ Guild (AHG). and the UK's largest body of herbalists the National Institute of Medical Herbalists.

Since graduating in 2015

  • I co-founded Grass Roots Remedies Co-operative, a herbal medicine co-op dedicated to making herbalism accessible to those who need it most
  • I set up the low income Wester Hailes Community Herbal Clinic in Edinburgh: one of only two settings in the UK where herbalism is offered alongside NHS treatments.
  • In 2016 I was part of the collective who created the Herbal Unity Clinic in Glasgow: a free fortnightly clinic for refugees & asylum seekers.
  • Through this work I have gained hundreds of hours of clinical experience, and treated a broad range of health conditions.
  • Outside of the clinics I also volunteer and work at sporting and music events as both a Medic & Herbal Medic, with ABC Paramedic Services & Herbal Scotland CIC.
  • I have also qualified as a Holistic Massage Therapist to be able to offer bodywork alongside herbal treatment

I love to learn, and am passionate about exchanging skills and knowledge with others. Since qualifying as a Medical Herbalist I have continued to expand my knowledge through training courses and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) including: a Permaculture Design Certificate, First Response in Emergency Care Level 4, COSCA Counselling Skills, Suicide Intervention & Holistic Massage.

I am committed as far as I can to using local herbs which are grown, gathered and processed in ecologically responsible ways. We at Grass Roots Remedies Co-op are working on growing Organically certified herbs on Lauriston Agroecology Farm in North Edinburgh. All the funds generated from herbs coming out of our dispensary go to financing our low income clinic in Wester Hailes.



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Appointments in North Edinburgh Tuesdays 4pm - 8pm


Getting In Touch

Contact Number: 07724 361 240 - Please do get in touch. I work part time & may not pick up your call immediately. Please leave me a message or whatsapp me, and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks