Leslie M Alexander, PhD, RH(AHG)

Leslie Alexander, PhD, RH(AHG) is co-owner of Restoration Herbs in Franklin, PA, where she has a clinical practice and works as a community herbalist. For Leslie, herbalism brings together years of using herbs, a passion for the outdoors and her training in health-related research. She received her B.Sc. from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Environmental Sciences and her Ph.D. from Heriot Watt University for her work with Enteromorpha, an intertidal seaweed. For several years she worked in England and Scotland as a research scientist, focusing her work on environmental factors affecting children’s health. Drawn increasingly to more natural ways of healing, she retrained as a Medical Herbalist and returned to the States in 2005. She completed a diploma in Herbal Medicine, with Honors, from ACHS and later her clinical training with Richard Mandelbaum RH(AHG). She continues to learn from students, colleagues and plants. Leslie has been an active general member of the American Herbalist’s Guild since 2004 and a professional member since 2009 and joined the council in 2014. She is particularly interested in herbs for the mouth. Her first book, Dental Herbalism, is due out in the spring.