Monica Wilde MSc FLS is a research herbalist specialising in Lyme and tick borne infections. She practices through the Claid Clinic at Napiers Bathgate CIC. She also teaches and lectures in ethnobotany especially the use of plants, mushrooms and seaweeds in food, medicine and craft.
Mo has taught foraging since 2007 and in 2020-2021 lived for a year on a wild food only diet. This is recorded in her book The Wilderness Cure published by Simon and Schuster UK (June 2022).
She teaches and lectures on a variety of subjects: medicinal mushrooms; seaweeds; medicinal lichens; tree saps and resins; as well as the wider use of herbal medicine. Taught courses include the Herbology Diploma course at the Royal Botanical Gardens Edinburgh and lectures for the UKI Medicinal Mushroom Conference.
Monica is a member of The Association of Foragers; The British Mycological Society; the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS). She is also a Fellow of the Linnean Society.