What is Phytotherapy?

Phytotherapists provide a consultation much like your family physician. Phytotherapists are qualified to diagnose and treat. The consultation is likely to be 30-60 minutes because Natural Medicine adopts a holistic approach. The treatment is given in the form of dry herb, tincture, oils and creams. Within the context of South Africa many Medical Aid Schemes reimburse Natural Medicine consultations. Herbal medicine is used to treat chronic and lifestyle disease. It is also extremely successful for colds and flu. Another key use of herbal medicine is in the treatment of anxiety and depression.


How to Book a Consultation

Consultations are available Monday to Thursday evening and Friday full day. For consultation fees and bookings please email Medicines are charged separately. Payment can be made by cash, EFT or Snapscan and you may then submit Medical Aid claims depending on your scheme. Please note: appointments not cancelled 24 hours in advance will be charged in full.

About Sonia Couto

Sonia Couto completed both Bsc Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Bcm Phytotherapy with summa cum laude at the University of the Western Cape in 2013 and 2015, respectively. She now practices ins Constantia.

Sonia travels to Europe once a year and holds workshops and seminars with Hk MK Karim from the Wellbeing Natural Medicine clinic in Inverness, Scotland.
Sonia volunteers at the Learn2Live program in Wallacedene where she gives educational health talks to the parents and teachers and where she tracks the growth and health of children in certain crèches.



91 Brommersvlei road, Constantia, Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa

072 825 4154