I have worked as a herbalist in Iceland for the past three decades. After all this time, I can honestly say that I really love what I do. I love tending to my patients and seeing them getting better. I love handpicking my plants in the pure wilderness of Iceland and making medicine with them. I also really love formulating and making all my Skincare Collection products by hand. I am so very grateful for having discovered my passion so young and to have managed to make a living out of it too. You might think I am over using the word “love” a bit but I don’t think so, that is what life is all about: love. Right now I am more passionate than ever since I am working on empowering refugees through my Skincare Collection. You are a part of it too, as the profit of the products you are buying will go to charities working with refugees.
Anna Rósa’s Education
Anna Rósa studied medical herbalism at the College of Phytotherapy in England from 1988-1992. She also has an ITEC Diploma in massage and a B.Sc degree in business from the University of Reykjavík. She is a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists in UK, which is the oldest herbalist institute in the world, founded in 1894.
Anna Rósa has worked as a consultant in her own herbal practice since qualifying as a herbalist. She dispenses tailor-made medicine for each of her patients according to their case history and needs. She personally hand-picks the Icelandic herbs to make her own tinctures from fresh herbs and dries the teas herself. Anna Rósa currently only offers consultation for patients living in Iceland.
Books She has Written
Anna Rósa is the author of Icelandic Herbs and their Medicinal Use which describes the uses, history and scientific research on 85 Icelandic plants. The Icelandic version was a best-seller in Iceland and is currently out of print. She has also published a book on how to cook with medicinal plants (only in Icelandic). Anna Rósa likes a challenge so she has also written a book on the history of trucks and truck drivers in Iceland.
Anna Rósa has been a popular lecturer for over 30 years now. In Iceland she has taught many courses on medicinal herbs as well as courses on how to make ointments. She regularly lectures in USA, UK and Canada about the uses and history of herbal medicine in Iceland.