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A personalised 3-in-1 consultation provides holistic advice and  treatment planning with Medical Herbalism, Clinical Nutrition, and Mycotherapy.  Additional complementary therapies offered are Aromatherapy, massage and NLP Coaching. 


On Sunday, 28 May 2023,

Nuova Acropoli, Verona  branch, is organising a trip to Padua.

The cost will depend on the number of participants and will be around £30, inclusive of train tickets.

The morning will be dedicated to visiting the botanic gardens guided by Elena, Renier, Medical Herbalist and then to the visit of St. Anthony Cathedral.

The afternoon will be free to sightseeing in the city of Padua.

Places are limited and booked by Monday 8 May, after this date, please enquire about any availability in this guided tour.

If interested and want to know more, please call 0039 3807689599

Elena Renier 

BSc (Hons), BA (Hons), Member of

 The National Institute of Medical Herbalists, the International Mycotherapy Institute and the Integrative Myco-medicine Association.

Apple, carrot, ginger and prevention

"An apple a day keeps the doctor away" provides adequate content of vitamin C and its very low acidity and allergenicity suit virtually everybody, next to a fresh carrot for its betacarotene as vitamin A and vitamin C, plus a piece of fresh or dried ginger up to maximal quantity and up to personal taste. Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is antioxidant and stimulates blood flow. Ginger contains essential oil, which is very mildly anticoagulant, antibiotic, antifungal and antiviral, besides being sudorific, warming of hands and feet, lowering of fever and inflammation.

Just 3 drops of pure distilled essential oil of ginger diluted in 15gr (a tablespoon) of plain, fragrance free cream or of any edible oil, may be massaged onto the skin to reduce inflammation and pain: for example, in cases of pain in any joints or muscles. Repeat the application before breakfast and dinner.

2-4 cups of ginger and lemon hot infusion (steeped-in for as long as possible) with raw honey should be taken to manage colds and influenza at the first symptoms and to help during convalescence, in order to prevent chronic fatigue, besides raising any low mood and ginger you up!

If your symptoms do not improve within two or three days at most, please seek both herbal and medical consultations by the third day at the latest, in order for you to request your personalised prescriptions of herbal or standard antibiotics and other anti-inflammatory and anticoagulant medication from your GP, as required for your individual clinical case and circumstances.

IMPORTANT: Diabetic patients, those affected by disorders of blood sugar, blood pressure or other known metabolic illnesses should seek a herbal medical consultation as well as a visit from your trusted family doctor for adequate prevention and rapid treatment on the first available occasion. 

In case of breathlessness, for example if you suffer from asthma and/or experience sustained high fever, you may need to have your own oxygen bottle and mask at hand as well as a finger pulse oxymetre, which may reveal whether you need to call an ambulance or emergency service (Please read the instructions on how to operate your device). Your local emergency service may well provide you with the best quality of such equipment for your home use.

Nutrients Review, Ginger on Human Health:  A Comprehensive Systematic Review of 109 Randomized Controlled Trials:

Antioxidant and anticancer effects of Ginger rhizome:

The Medical Herbalist's holistic approach is keeping abreast of scientific research and blending in traditional medical world knowledge.

Western Medical Herbalism blends both modern medical and holistic diagnoses from the Greek, Ayurvedic and Oriental Chinese, Japanese and Tibetan Taoist traditions into one eclectic style. In the UK, there are degree level courses teaching Western Medical Herbalism, differential diagnosis, clinical nutrition, phytochemistry, pharmacognosy, botany, pathophysiology and how to evaluate clinical studies.

In Europe, standard medicine courses do not include any of the subjects, which are essential in Phyto-Therapy or Myco-Therapy: namely, Botany, Phytochemistry and Pharmacognosy. These subjects are infrequently included in degrees dedicated to Agriculture and Pharmacy.  The fact that traditional Herbalism is still the most important traditional method of treatment worldwide is generally disregarded in the academic Western world.

Traditional medicine includes various modalities of treatment, first and foremost, prayer, which has always been and still is the most common demonstration of the power of body, mind and spirit. This is also clearly recognizable in the practice of hypnosis, especially clinical hypnosis during surgery, although its efficacy takes a very lucid Practitioner and ordinary patients cannot usually be expected to rely on hypnosis or prayer for general healthcare.

The second most widely spread modality of healing is chicken broth, due to its low-cost antiviral activity but of limited value when compared, for example to the activities of herbs such as Echinacea, Elderberry, Ginger or many distilled essential oil concentrations or medicinal mushrooms. The latter possess pharmacokinetic activity, which has been classified and proved to be analogue to Biological Response Modifiers (BRM) drugs and can afford the significant immunomodulating activity.

The third most widely spread traditional medical cure is, therefore, Medical Herbalism, which is also the most complete form of traditional medicine, not just a modality, such as a prayer or one single remedy, such as chicken broth, but which comprises virtually infinite cures within. Medical Herbalism has always been ubiquitous worldwide from East to West with its spiritually diverse inspirations. Medical Herbalism traditionally also includes medicinal mushrooms therapy, although mushrooms belong to their own very kingdom, since they are heterotroph, which means that they cannot produce their own food like plants do by producing chlorophyll, rather, mushrooms must feed on other types of organisms, similarly to animals.

Today, just 600 million out of 7 billion people worldwide can afford synthetic drugs, while the rest of peoples have almost always ever only used traditional plants and mushrooms rather than drugs. Plant and mushroom medicines should not, therefore, be regarded as medical alternatives or compared to other innovative natural techniques amongst other alternative therapeutic modalities.  

Medical Herbalism continues throughout the ages until now to be accessible anywhere on the planet, whilst patenting its genetic wealth remains illegal and unprofitable to large investment corporations.


Please request a FREE 10 minutes call to talk about our therapies by completing the Contact form. You may put specific questions in the comments area and request the organisation of conferences and courses, workshops or Skype video calling.  We provide medical interpreting and translation assistance into English from Italian, German and Russian. Services in other languages may be provided by third parties.