Naomi Murray and Sophie Lamb


Medical herbalist Sophie Lamb and her sister Naomi Murray of well-being business Botanica Health in Rusthall, are daughters to Scotland’s longest practicing medical herbalist, Brian Lamb, and come from a long line of doctors dating back nearly 300 years.

From hedgerow to health, their childhood was punctuated by regular herb picking outings with their father and two other sisters in the Highlands of Scotland where the family lived. Early memories include making Coltsfoot syrup out of the honey smelling yellow flowers, being boot deep in a bog bean (extremely useful for rheumatic and muscular pain) and picking the delicate eyebright plant (used for hay fever) on sandy coastal paths. Through their talk, they will help us to view the landscape that herbal medicine has to offer in an age of science, the burden of degenerative disease and antibiotic resistance.

What 3 words would you use to describe your TEDx talk?
Insightful, instructive, empowering.

What was the main motivation for you to do a TEDx talk?
To inspire the listener to have a wider and deeper view of their health care orders.

What do you hope the audience will feel after your TEDx talk?
A greater sense of awe for the medicinal plants.

Do you have any goals for your TEDx talk?
To encourage an interdisciplinary solution to chronic disease.

What is your favourite TED talk and why?
What Makes a Good Life by Robert Waldinger. It was insightful, inspiring and heart warming.


Why do you think Tunbridge Wells has proven to be such a welcoming and receptive audience for stories like yours?
Tunbridge Wells appears to us to be a place of ideas, mixed interests and openness to learning more, which is why we love it.

What advice would you give to other people considering giving a TEDx talk?
To present an original idea in an engaging way.

Finally, what’s the one change you’d like to see in the lives of our audience this year, following your talk?
For them to take charge of their own health.

You can find Naomi on instagram and her facebook and Sophie on instagram and facebook.