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Dear Alan, I booked to see you and expected to pay for my consultation but you refused saying your consultations were now all free, to match our GP clinics. All I paid for was my prescription. Fantastic service. Now we have no excuse to get herbal medicine in place of drug treatment. Thank you, you truly are the people's herbalist!
Veronica M. Southampton.

Dear Alan, I am so grateful to you for your advice and help and herbal medicines.
You are an Earth Angel.
kindest regards and gratitude.
Katherine Hampton

Hi Alan, I came to see you yesterday for my second (low cost) consultation (thank you it helps so much in these hard times). I had severe symptoms of tiredness, aches and pains and insomnia... a week later there was a big shift in my body and now over a month on your treatment and I'm nearly 100% again. I keep waiting for a relapse but instead I'm feeling better and better! I'm really happy again. Thank you, thank you so much. Ruth

Dear Alan, The herbs arrived all beautifully packed. Thank you so much.
Sincerely, Susan Carlock, Portugal.

Hello Alan
Thank you as always for your quality products and service.
Best wishes
Angie Hudson. Cyprus

Hello Alan, I am so glad I have found you, your products are the best, - certainly the best site anywhere I feel. You are a really genuine and spiritual person who really likes to help people. May god bless and keep you strong also.
Kind regards and appreciation.
Katherine Pettitt

'When conventional doctors couldn't do anything to help me, I turned to the internet to try and find something/anything that could. I happened upon Herbactive and wow it is miraculous! If the results themselves are not enough, the service you get is both incredibly convenient and extremely professional. I will always be going herbactive from now on!'' Kelin Phillipson

My mood is great these days and I attribute so much to your magical herbs, thank you so much Alan. Stay happy and follow your bliss.
Thanks Alan, sending you lots of love and good wishes!!,

Dear Mr Alan,
Just wanted to drop you a line to say many thanks you the wonderful service I received from you today. It was good sent to me these valuable leaflets and I am over the moon with the quality of the product. Got it within one day only!!
I really appreciate it you dispatched the product very quickly with very nice packing.
Thanks again and for sure I will not hesitate to recommend your company to others.
I will place other orders by near future,
Kindest regards

Alan, I am very happy with your products, it is easy to notice they are genuine and pure. Everytime I take tonics I instantly feel energy going through my body. Its a great feeling.
Ruta B.

Dear Alan, A quick note to thank you for your exceptional products. My depression has always been alleviated by going for a run but when I became ill with CFS I was unable to run and struggled to walk. I struggled with CFS for about 6 years, which got worse and worse as did my depression. Since using your Tireless Tonic with the ABC Daily supplement (4 months ago) I have begun running again and now run every 2nd day for about 1 hour! Most astonishing is that I have no negative after effects of my run - no headache, no exhaustion and only enjoy the positive effects.
Thank you once again!
With kindest regards
Wendy Addison

Dear Alan, The herbs seem to have an overall good effect not only on my health, but also on the subtler bodies .... This may have also been effected since I started reading your book ... This book touched me deeply. it seems that your book touches a new level within. I am so grateful for your work!
Best regards,
Monika. Berlin.

Dear Alan,
This just a note to say thank you for all the treatments which Always WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!
Kind regards,
Roberta. Hampshire

Dear Alan, I am very happy with the vitality of the bulk herbs you sent me last week. we did energy testing on them, and we could both feel the energy moving in different ways in my body with each herb. Then we compared them to the same herbs that I have been buying here in Portugal, and yours were so much more powerful. And they smell so good too. I am glad I have found you.
Susan. Portugal.

The last bottle was very good and the ABC powder is fantastic! Thank you for doing such a great job.
Shannon H. Australia

Hello there Alan, I wanted to write a testimonial for your website, if you see fit to publish it, here goes;
'I have been a regular customer of Alan's for nearly two years. It was a godsend that I came across his website after having read an article he had written in a magazine. Through every possible scenario I have encountered in the last two years, Alan's herb tonics and powders have provided an answer. I am more and more convinced everyday that Alan is the best at what he does. He is a lovely man who is genuine and who I enjoy conversing with. I am in great admiration of his work and feel he is playing such a huge role in facilitating numerous people back to their natural state of good health. Alan inspires me and it would be my greatest dream to be able to do what he does at some stage in the future.
Thank you Alan from Gemma and Rosaleen, Northern Ireland

"Hi Alan,
It's nice talking to you on the telephone. Thanks so much for your time and explaining things to me. I very much appreciate it.
I cannot wait to receive the order to start off immediately.
I have gone through your site and am quite impressed of what I saw. I have really found a source for my subsequent orders.
I have more confident that I will beat this disease and I trust you will help me do that.
Thanks and remain blessed
Clara" London

Alan, The products you sent were in great shape and I started right away with the dosing. I do so appreciate the manner in which you conduct your business. It is very refreshing to deal with someone who truly understands what value and principles are. Again thank you so much for your diligence. I will be in touch as I see results from products.
Kind Regards
Kay, Arkansas USA

Rebuilding and Enhancing your Immune System

I'll not beat about the bush! I'll summarize what I've said about the advantage of the Herbal Tonics Health Maintenance Programme. How good can your immune system be (taking all the supplements and health foods you want in the world) if your colon is impacted with old faecal matter? How much benefit can any supplement have if your liver is 80% shut down and absorption from your digestive system is choked like a sieve that has most of its holes blocked whereby more toxins are reabsorbed than nutrients and your blood and intestines are filled with parasites, bacteria, viruses, and sludge?
The bottom line is that there is no "magic bullet" (no cure) so long as you have not optimized all your major body systems. You can do this most effectively and safely using specific herbal health tonics e.g. LiverDetox, LymphCleanse, WormLess for parasites, LungShield, Total Detox, KidneyShield, HerbShield, BreastShield, BloodCleanser, CatarrhLess, etc. All our systems need to be regularly cleansed for optimal function so that the food we eat and the exercise and sleep we take is properly utilized for our health and happiness.
I have outlined (in detail!) a month by month programme for you to optimize your health and vitality whatever your age. Find out all about it. It is called PROST.

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What's news?

*2014 sees some of our most popular products discounted! For example, our Stevia-ACE and Paradise Garden Tea have reduced price tags this year!

*Hormonal changes from 35-45 in both women and men can mean developing a bulging belly resistant to flattening exercises. How to treat oestrogen dominance

*Inflammation of organs, or systems, or general chronic inflammation has become widespread. What is the cause? What is the treatment? Find out about inflammation in the body

*We have developed an alternative deodorant for women and men described by a customer who has a strong smelling husband as 'marvellous' and 'never had anything so effective!' - herbal deodorant

* "We have always taken supplements but don’t believe any have worked as well and as quickly as your ABC Daily Powder. Again thank you for all you do." Kay (USA)

* Ever heard of Bacopa? This is the new ginkgo. It is an Indian marsh plant that has been found to be very helpful on the brain and memory, improving cognition and recall. We include Bacopa in the ABC Daily Powder, ForgetLess, MentalPepTalk, MoodStepUp, SynergyPluss, and other products. Read more about Bacopa

* HIV/AIDs - research shows a potential herbal cure, see immune system

* Spring is coming! Time to prepare for it by reducing your weight!

* What's the hubbub about the Paleo Diet for life? Yes we agree with it, we've promoted it down the years, but didn't know its name! Find out more about the Paleo Diet and be ready to feel the ancient vibe in modern design

* At last we get our hands on Pygeum from Africa. Cultivation of this important herb for the prostate gland for export has been a long time in coming. We are very pleased to say it is now part of the formulae for ProstateLess and HerbalV8 for men. Find out more about Pygeum for the Prostate.

* Have you heard of MoodStepUp Tonic? It's specifically formulated to enhance the action of your neurotransmitters, to raise your mood if you feel low. Find out about MoodStepUp

* The latest diet found by science to be the most effective for losing weight and restoring good health - weight loss latest

* Keep your hair on - haer! haer!

* Have you seen our new programme for you, for the year - PROST

* A 2011 review study concluded that Stevia sweeteners would likely benefit diabetic patients, says the International Journal of Food Science. see Stevia

* Dupuytrens Contracture is a condition with an unknown cause, but it has a link to sugar and alcohol. Find out more about herbal treatment for Dupuytrens

* The dark afternoons have already begun to draw in! What about your vitamin D? Eat more fish, or if you suffer from SAD (Seasonal Adjustment) Syndrome we can help with herbs...see SAD

* Constipation can be the cause of spots, eczema, depression, hair loss, sexual dysfunction, no energy, poor sleep... read about the two types of constipation

* Moisturize your skin with our Wheatgrass Moisture Cream, made with fresh wheatgrass juice - wheatgrass moisture cream

* Did you know you could claim up to £35 of FREE tonics every time you refer a patient or custumer to us? see details free-tonics

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Our herbal tonic medicines are carefully prepared on a personal and individual basis for your healing by medical herbalist Alan Hopking MA MNIMH FINEH. Only whole herbs are used in our herbal medicines. Nothing else is added. If you have symptoms which you consider might be helped with herbal medicine please contact herbal practitioner Alan Hopking for a friendly confidential professional consultation. Telphone using our freephone 0500 90 96 97.
Once you have received your herbal prescription you can contact Alan Hopking at any time for more free advice (preferably by email). When you have completed your bottle of herbal medicine and if you want a repeat prescription you are requested to phone or email so that your progress can be assessed and adjustments made if necessary so that there is no break in your treatment. To order or re-order, click here.

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General advice to consumers on the use of herbal remedies from the Medicines Healthcare products Regulatory Agency

From the website of the Medicines Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (www.mhra.gov.uk) Department of Health, UK

• Remember that herbal remedies are medicines. As with any other medicine they are likely to have an effect on the body and should be used with care.
• Herbal remedies may sometimes interact with other medicines. This makes it particularly important to tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking a herbal remedy with other medicines such as prescribed medicines (those provided through your doctor or dentist).
• Treat with caution any suggestion that a herbal remedy is '100% safe' or is 'safe because it is natural'. Many plants, trees, fungi and algae can be poisonous to humans. It is worth remembering that many pharmaceuticals have been developed or derived from these sources because of the powerful compounds they contain. Any medicine, including herbal remedies, which have an effect on the body should be used with care.
• Treat with caution any herbalist or other person who supplies herbal remedies if they are unwilling or unable to provide written information, in English, listing the ingredients of the herbal remedy they are providing.
• If you are due to have a surgical operation you should always remember to tell your doctor about any herbal remedy that you are taking.
• Anyone who has previously experienced any liver complaint, or any other serious health complaint is advised not to take any herbal remedy without speaking to their doctor first.


Pregnant/Breast-feeding mothers
Few conventional medicines have been established as safe to take during pregnancy and it is generally recognised that no medicine should be taken unless the benefit to the mother outweighs any possible risk to the foetus. This rule should also be applied to herbal medicinal products. However, herbal products are often promoted to the public as being “natural” and completely “safe” alternatives to conventional medicines. Some herbal ingredients that specifically should be avoided or used with caution during pregnancy. As with conventional medicines, no herbal products should be taken during pregnancy unless the benefit outweighs the potential risk.

Volatile Oils

Many herbs are traditionally reputed to be abortifacient and for some this reputation can be attributed to their volatile oil component.(6) A number of volatile oils are irritant to the genito-urinary tract if ingested and may induce uterine contractions. Herbs that contain irritant volatile oils include ground ivy, juniper, parsley, pennyroyal, sage, tansy and yarrow. Some of these oils contain the terpenoid constituent, thujone, which is known to be abortifacient. Pennyroyal oil also contains the hepatotoxic terpenoid constituent, pulegone. A case of liver failure in a woman who ingested pennyroyal oil as an abortifacient has been documented.


A stimulant or spasmolytic action on uterine muscle has been documented for some herbal ingredients including blue cohosh, burdock, fenugreek, golden seal, hawthorn, jamaica dogwood, motherwort, nettle, raspberry, and vervain. Herbal Teas Increased awareness of the harmful effects associated with excessive tea and coffee consumption has prompted many individuals to switch to herbal teas. Whilst some herbal teas may offer pleasant alternatives to tea and coffee, some contain pharmacologically active herbal ingredients, which may have unpredictable effects depending on the quantity of tea consumed and strength of the brew. Some herbal teas contain laxative herbal ingredients such as senna, frangula, and cascara. In general stimulant laxative preparations are not recommended during pregnancy and the use of unstandardised laxative preparations is particularly unsuitable. A case of hepatotoxicity in a newborn baby has been documented in which the mother consumed a herbal tea during pregnancy as an expectorant. Following analysis the herbal tea was reported to contain pyrrolizidine alkaloids which are known to be hepatotoxic.

Breast-feeding mothers

A drug substance taken by a breast-feeding mother presents a hazard if it is transferred to the breast milk in pharmacologically or toxicologically significant amounts. Limited information is available regarding the safety of conventional medicines taken during breast-feeding. Much less information exists for herbal ingredients, and generally the use of herbal remedies is not recommended during lactation.

Paediatric Use

Herbal remedies have traditionally been used to treat both adults and children. Herbal remedies may offer a milder alternative to some conventional medicines, although the suitability of a herbal remedy needs to be considered with respect to quality, safety and efficacy. Herbal remedies should be used with caution in children and medical advice should be sought if in doubt. Chamomile is a popular remedy used to treat teething pains in babies. However, chamomile is known to contain allergenic sesquiterpene lactones and should therefore be used with caution. The administration of herbal teas to children needs to be considered carefully and professional advice may be needed.

Perioperative use

The need for patients to discontinue herbal medicinal products prior to surgery has recently been proposed. The authors considered eight commonly used herbal medicinal products (echinacea, ephedra, garlic, ginkgo, ginseng, kava, St John’s Wort, valerian). On the evidence available they concluded that the potential existed for direct pharmacological effects, pharmacodynamic interactions and pharmacokinetic interactions. The need for physicians to have a clear understanding of the herbal medicinal products being used by patients and to take a detailed history was highlighted. The American Society of Anaesthesiologists (ASA) has advised patients to tell their doctor if they are taking herbal products before surgery and has reported that a number of anaesthesiologists have reported significant changes in heart rate or blood pressure in some patients who have been taking herbal medicinal products including St John’s Wort, ginkgo and ginseng. MCA is currently investigating a serious adverse reaction associated with the use of ginkgo prior to surgery. In this case, the patient who was undergoing hip replacement experienced uncontrolled bleeding thought to be related to the use of ginkgo.

From the website of the Medicines Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (www.mhra.gov.uk) Department of Health, UK

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As a professional herbal practitioner I am in practice in conformity with the laws of England and the 1968 Medicines Act. The UK legislative provisions for herbal medicine are to be found in the Medicines Act 1968, Section 12, paragraphs 1 & 2, and Section 56, paragraphs 1 & 2.

Section 12:1 specifies exemption for herbal medicines from licensing provided that they are supplied subsequent to private personal consultation. Section 12:2 exempts herbal medicines provided that they are produced according to standard traditional, non-industrial methods. It also specifies that no written claims may be made for the use of the remedy.

Therefore at Herbactive no claims about any medical condition regarding the herbal medicines prescribed by Alan Hopking are made. Indeed, be it a doctor, surgeon or herbal practitioner, the successful outcome of our treatments cannot with any certainty be predicted, let alone guaranteed. Further, following UK and EU law, the information on this web site attach no medical claims and no claims concerning the medicinal herbs mentioned relating to any medical conditions listed. All the herbal prescriptions are unlicensed and made by Alan N. Hopking at the address of Herbactive Ltd for patients of Alan N. Hopking.

I pledge that, I shall do all I can, using my knowledge of herbal medicines and natural treatment, to help you regain your deserved health.
Alan Hopking

All our herbal medicines are made from the raw herb at our dedicated clinic and dispensary at Herbactive Ltd. We collect the fresh herbs, or import the dry herb. They are organic if at all possible. We only use whole herbs. We are against the use of standardized extracts, or the concentration of herbs by adding more of the active constituent. We recommend you do not use such products in any form (dry, in capsules or as tincture extracts). To use our herbal tonics you should follow the prescribed dose. Any side effects or problems should be reported to us.

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