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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
www.associationofmasterherbalists.co.uk

National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH)

01392 426022
www.nimh.org.uk

The College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy
01323 484353 www.phytotherapists.org

The International Register of Consultant Herbalists and Homoeopaths (IRCH)
01736 85094
www.irch.org

Unified Register of Herbal Practitioners (URHP)
07770 782537
www.urhp.co.uk

Suppliers

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
www.baldwins.co.uk
Mail order and shop: Brown glass bottles, lanolin, beeswax; also dried herbs, essential oils.

Lakeland Ltd
015394 88100
www.lakeland.co.uk
Mail order: Jam- and jelly-making supplies, kitchen equipment.

Neals Yard Remedies
Mail order 0845 262 3145
www.nealsyardremedies.com
Mail order and shops: Beeswax, lanolin, brown glass bottles; also herbs and body care.

The London Teapot Company
0845 230 4566
www.tltpc.demonweb.co.uk
Mail order, manufacturer: Chatsford teapots with removable strainers for loose teas.

Plant information

Henriette Kress
www.henriettesherbal.com
Herbal information website.

The Herb Society
www.herbsociety.org.uk
Promotes interest in all aspects of herbal use, runs a national herb garden at Sulgrave Manor and publishes Herbs magazine .

Plantlife International
www.plantlife.org.uk
The wild-plant conservation charity.

The Wildlife Trusts

01636 677711
www.wildlifetrusts.org
Local groups, nature reserves.

Seeds and plants

Many nurseries now sell wildflower seeds and plants. We’ve listed our two favourite mail-order companies.

Suffolk Herbs
01376 572456
www.suffolkherbs.com
Seeds of native plants.

Poyntzfield Herb Nursery
01381 610352
www.poyntzfieldherbs.co.uk
Seeds and plants.

Other links – foraging, herbalists and herbal information etc

Wild food in Leeds with Mina Said-Allsop    msitu.co.uk/

Foraging in Britain with Robin Harford     www.eatweeds.co.uk/about    www.foragingcourses.com/

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/

HerbFest  www.herbfest.co.uk

Landscape, Gardens and Health Network   www.lghn.org.uk

Herbs Hands Healing    herbs-hands-healing.co.uk/

Foraging in the USA    www.wildmanstevebrill.com

Rosemary Gladstar   www.sagemountain.com/

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
www.susunweed.com

Julie Bruton-Seal's website
www.juliebruton-seal.com