Finding a herbal practitioner
To find a qualified herbalist near you, contact the professional associations listed below. Complementary therapy clinics in your area may have herbalists working there, and you can ask your local health food stores to see who they recommend.
Association of Master Herbalists
01342 826 899
National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH)
The College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy
01323 484353 www.phytotherapists.org
You can find most of what you need in grocery and hardware stores. Here are a few suppliers who carry some of the harder-to-source supplies you might want.
G Baldwin & Co
020 7703 5550
Mail order and shop: Brown glass bottles, lanolin, beeswax; also dried herbs, essential oils.
Mail order: Jam- and jelly-making supplies, kitchen equipment.
Neals Yard Remedies
Mail order 0845 262 3145
Mail order and shops: Beeswax, lanolin, brown glass bottles; also herbs and body care.
The London Teapot Company
0845 230 4566
Mail order, manufacturer: Chatsford teapots with removable strainers for loose teas.
Herbal information website.
The Herb Society
Promotes interest in all aspects of herbal use, runs a national herb garden at Sulgrave Manor and publishes Herbs magazine .
The wild-plant conservation charity.
The Wildlife Trusts
Local groups, nature reserves.
Seeds and plants
Many nurseries now sell wildflower seeds and plants. We’ve listed our two favourite mail-order companies.
Seeds of native plants.
Poyntzfield Herb Nursery
Seeds and plants.
Other links – foraging, herbalists and herbal information etc
Wild food in Leeds with Mina Said-Allsop msitu.co.uk/
Saskia Marjoram www.saskiasfloweressences.com/
Christine Herbert allergy testing, herbal medicine www.christineherbert.co.uk/
Anne McIntyre annemcintyre.com/
Andrew Chevallier www.andrewchevallier.co.uk/
Landscape, Gardens and Health Network www.lghn.org.uk
Herbs Hands Healing herbs-hands-healing.co.uk/
Christopher Hobbs www.christopherhobbs.com/
online hydrosol course with Cathy Skipper aromaticstudies.com/product/hydrosols-certification-program-with-cathy-skipper/
Matthew Wood www.matthewwoodherbs.com
Susun Weed's Wise Woman Centre
Julie Bruton-Seal's website