Rebecca Lazarou

I was lucky to find my life’s pursuit from the age of 17, when my interest for medicinal plants was seriously sparked. Natural health and wellbeing is my passion with a particular focus on the science behind how medicinal plants work. For this reason I studied a degree in Human Biology to understand how plants can heal the body more deeply, and have recently completed a Master’s in Medicinal Natural Products and Phytochemistry to bridge the gap between science and plant medicines further. I currently work on the Medicinal Plant Naming System at Kew Gardens, and am also the research and design scientist for Three Spirit. I also love formulating my own plant medicines and write about wellbeing, and pharmacognosy. My research includes a project with Pukka Herbs and the Eden Project entitled Herbal Medicine: Who cares? An Ethnopharmacological Survey Of Britain that investigated peoples attitudes and relationships with herbal medicine in Britain. Other interests include cognitive neuroscience and the mind as I have a diploma in hypnotherapy, as well as other healing techniques. Recently I have also created a social media platform to share knowledge about medicinal plants, pharmacognosy and wellbeing.