I am an osteopath and acupuncturist with an interest in medicinal plants, also an author, nature lover, learner, poet, walker, musical beginner, and drinker of Khayyam’s “wine”.

This site is dedicated to my interest in medicinal plants.

I am based in Ibiza, Spain, where I run a practice focused on pain and mood disturbances, serving the local community.

For information about my professional practice, please go to www.roberthale.es.


My interest in and love for all things natural goes way back to when I was a child exploring the local countryside and its woods, ponds and brooks… (Read more)

About Herbal Medicine

Herbs, along with massage, must surely be the one of the oldest forms of medicines used by human beings. Herbal medicine is very effective and certainly remains relevant today… (Read more)

A Mediterranean Home Herbal

I am writing a book called Mediterranean Healing Herbs: A Holistic Household Guide. While I am writing it, I am making the developing manuscript available – as a work in progress – on this website.

Field Notes From the Rain Forest of Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia

An account of a small scale project to document some of the medicinal plants important to the native Temuan people in peninsular Malaysia. To read about my Malaysian adventure, see here.

Blog: Old-World Medicinal Plants

Capparis spinosa L. (caper). Royalty-free image from Pxfuel.com.

Calle Ricardo Curtoys Gotarredona, 1
Edificio Sharq, Local 13A
07840 Santa Eulària des Riu, Balears

Drawing and paintings of plants from A Modern Herbal by M. Grieve (1931): Marsh Mallow, Garlic, Lavender, Rosemary. Photo of woman at desk from Pikist.