"As a regular user of herbal medicines prescribed to me by professional herbal or ayurvedic practitioners, I would urge you to support the following motion which is being put forward in the Scottish Parliament by Marilyn Livingstone MSP. Without such a decision to regulate herbal practitioners I would face a diminution of choice in health care and possible negative effects on my own wellbeing and that of my family.
I will be very grateful for your support in this matter."
The Motion before the Scottish Parliament
Marilyn Livingstone (Kirkcaldy) (Scottish Labour):
Congratulations to Keren Brynes MacLean—
That the Parliament congratulates Keren Brynes MacLean MNIMH on being awarded a national retail award for her herbal clinic and dispensary, Health Food and More, in Kirkcaldy; recognises the importance of herbal traditions in Scotland and the role that they play in Scotland’s rich cultural heritage; welcomes the contribution
that qualified herbal medicine practitioners make to the health of the people of Scotland; supports herbal medicine practitioners in gaining the
recognition and statutory regulation that they need to allow the people of Scotland choice in their health care and continued access to their indigenous
medicines, and recognises the need for regulation to prevent the access to herbal medicines through unqualified traders.
Lodged on Monday, March 22, 2010; Current"
Thank you very much for taking part.