Botanica Mobile Clinic offers herbal consultations to the underserved populations in Charlottesville and surrounding counties. Every clinic will have at least one practicing herbalist on site as lead, Two Herbalists Offering Intakes and Two Herbalists along with Students working in the Clinic.

All consultations as well as herbal teas and supplements are offered for free. Initially we are receiving donations under the umbrella of Open Hands until we are able to procure our own 501c3 status.

With changes in health care today, now more than ever it is a wonderful gift to offer relaxing and nourishing herbs and support to those in greatest need. We will also have bodyworkers available to offer chair massage and relief from trauma and stress.

The remedies offered will essentially be geared toward supporting issues concerning digestion, stress, insomnia and pain. Simple teas, syrup and elixirs will be offered as well as practical dietary recommendations that will meet the client’s economic status.

We always have an urn of herbal tea at each clinic to introduce community members to the flavor of various nourishing teas. Herbal medicine is older than we are and our bodies respond immediately to the nutritive effects of plants because it is what has been recognized in our bodies for millennia. Herbal medicine is about healing the body, soul and heart….it is about remembering who we are and where we came from.

Free herbal clinics have become a new model around the country as the need for natural medicine has been on the rise, and yet ever more inaccessible. We are basing our model on Atlanta’s Free Clinic founded by Lorna Mauney-Brodek .

Intakes will be no longer than an hour and follow ups will be less than 30 minutes.

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