Steve Taylor is a U.K. based herbalist who has been practicing for 30 years. He has been involved in research into the use of European native plants in folk and domestic medicine, and has presented papers on the use of fresh herbal poultices in the treatment of leg ulcers. His long term interest in traditional forms of medicine and the practice of herbalism as exemplified in the writings of Nicholas Culpeper, has led him to explore and re invigorate the European Galenic humoral model in his own herbal practice. He has also studied five element medicine and African communal healing practices with him undertaking a series of traditional initiations within the Xhosa Sangoma tradition of South Africa. His exploration of Culpeper's medicine and research into the Ancient Greek Asclepian healing temple tradition led him to publish 'The Humoral herbal' in 2021. He is a tutor with heartwood education and continues to practice herbal medicine and lead healing retreats in the U.K.