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.'
Our founder, 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.