herbal therapist


Herbal therapists use herbal medicine to relief pain and treat illnesses such as allergies, chronic physical conditions or stress-related conditions. They study the properties and benefits of plants and create a personalised treatment plan for the patients.

Scope notes

Includes doctors of medicine and pharmacist or other healthcare professionals (e.g. midwives midwife.) who perform herbal therapy.

Alternative label

  • herbal medicine therapist

  • medical herbalist

  • herbal practitioner

  • iridologist

  • phytotherapist

  • herbal medicine practitioner

  • practitioner of herbal medicine

  • herbalist

  • naturopathic physician

  • practitioner of herbal therapy

Regulatory aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/single-market/services/free-movement-professionals/qualifications-recognition_en


Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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