Green Medicine

What’s it about in a nutshell?

My name is Akilah, and I live in Knowle West, Bristol. Through Green Medicine I want to share my knowledge about the healing power of plants. I hope to promote a different way of thinking about illness. We don’t always need to visit a doctor or a chemist for many common ailments; sometimes the answer might be growing in our own back gardens.


For many years I have mostly used aromatherapy and a few medicinal plants and found it to be very successful.


My mantra is that we should share knowledge as we get it. Please share your own experiences and advice on medicinal plant qualities here.


People depended on natural remedies a long time ago. They used to go to herbalists who were looked on as the modern doctor.


As a learning practioner with over 20 years experience, I have gathered knowledge about a number of medicinal plants which could be useful in your green medicine cabinet.


Many plants with medicinal properties can be found growing in the wild, you may even have some in your own back garden!


Green Medicine is a Knowle West Carbon Makeover campaign. There are currently three other Carbon Makeover Campaigns.