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Welcome to the National Institute of Medical Herbalists

The National Institute of Medical Herbalists is the UK’s leading professional body of herbal practitioners.

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Become a member

Are you interested in joining the Institute? Whether you have already qualified or are still studying we would love to welcome you.

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Find a Herbalist

Are you interested in seeing a herbalist? Search through our database of members and book your appointment today.

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Become a Herbalist

Would you like a career you'll love? Find out more about starting your journey as a herbalist

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What is a Herbalist

Would you like to find out more about what a herbalist does? Explore the wonderful world of herbalism and its practitioners.

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The Herbal Medicine Conference

Our annual Herbal Medicine Conference has been running for over 150 years, and is now one of the premier events in the European herbal calendar. We welcome members and non-members alike, so find out more about how you could attend this year.

What happens during a consultation


For most people, the first port of call if they feel unwell is their GP. We recognise that seeing a herbalist will be different, and that that can often be unsettling.

To help you to feel more confident before arranging a consultation, and to help you understand why a herbalist could be able to help you in a more personal and individual way, we have created a short explanation of what may happen in a typical consultation.

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Members Benefits

About us

We are a community for our members, and membership provides them with support, guidance, development and so much more.

Membership of the Institute signifies that they have evidenced the very highest levels of training and practice, and we are proud to work with every one of our members to provide everyone with access to the best herbal care.

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