Training to become a herbalist led Rosy Rapacova to set up her own herbal medicine clinic. Now the 28-year-old, who also runs Meadowsweet Organic farm with her husband, has launched Meadowsweet Herbal Apothecary after completing four years of study.
As a Herbalist, Rosy offers herbal remedy workshops and talks as well as consultations to individuals, which is the main aspect of the business.
Rosy Rapacova said: “I have always been passionate about plants, healing and working with people. In 2012, I spent a season working on an organic herb farm in Somerset, which sparked the need to bring these two strands of my life together and train as a herbalist.”
“I have had continued support from Business Gateway Fife. My adviser has helped me to understand how to set up a second business, giving support with my business plan and guidance regarding company regulations and finance. I’ve also attended a number of the free workshops on offer and benefited from a £5,000 loan from The Prince’s Trust.”
Over time, Rosy would like to evolve the business into a social enterprise, offering affordable herbal healthcare as well as workshops and advice to empower people to use more herbs and foods to improve their health and wellbeing.
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