Natasha Richardson
Located in:
London, United Kingdom

Natasha Richardson has a Bsc (Hons) in herbal medicine and is trained as a doula and antenatal teacher. She ran a successful clinic for over 10 years helping with menstrual complaints from menarche to menopause before writing her book ‘Your Period Handbook’. Now she has a team that takes patients while she focuses on product development and community relationships whilst raising her son and researching at Oxford University on her Masters in design history where she has investigated women’s medicine from 1850-2010.

Natasha is founder of Forage Botanicals, a brand that supports hormone health from period problems to menopause with natural solutions grounded in science. From stress-relief to pain management the range is informed by Natasha’s one to one work with her patients for over a decade, bringing in her most recommended herbs and remedies to provide accessible support.

Forage Botanicals offers fully licensed natural products expertly made for women and people with wombs such as PMS, period pain, heavy periods and an irritable bladder, alongside personalised one on one treatment plans with an experienced team of herbalists for anyone with a diagnosed hormone imbalance and a packed library of online and self-study courses for an empowering menstrual education

A word from Natasha:
‘I founded Forage Botanicals after having suffered for years with period pain which seriously interfered with my life! I was ignored by the medical profession. It took me a long time to discover the amazing botanical pharmacy just outside my doorsteps and I hope Forage Botanical’s products will make this so much more accessible for future sufferers.

My historical research at Oxford looks at why we designed medical items which are specific to a female experience such as the contraceptive pill, speculum, and birthing suites, and how these affect our experience and expectations of being female. This research informs my creative process to be conscientious of the way design affects gendered experiences.’


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