Amanda McQuade Crawford, MFT, Dip. Phyto., RH (AHG), MCPP, practiced as a Consultant Medical Herbalist for decades before she became a licensed therapist (MFT). She graduated from Britain’s College of Phytotherapy, is a Member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists, a founding member of the American Herbalists Guild, a consultant in the natural products industry. She continues to serve the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia as a Review Panelist and the American Botanical Council as an Advisory Board Member.
For the 2019 Ojai Herbal Symposium, Amanda will share a presentation entitled “Botanical Balancing of Hormones for Women & Men.”
She is the author of two books on women’s health: Herbal Remedies for Women (Harmony Books, 1997) and The Natural Menopause Handbook (Crossing Press, 2009). Both are available online and in selected bookstores. She contributes chapters to academic texts such as The H.E.R.B.A.L. Guide: Evidence-Based Dietary Supplement Resources for the Clinician, and Botanical Medicine for Women’s Health, among others.
Amanda has studied healing traditions in other countries while living and working as a clinician abroad. Now she practices as an herbalist and therapist in Ventura and Ojai, California.