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The National Institute of Medical herbalists website contains information, advice and guidance to help members of the institute. It is intended for use within the UK but readers are advised that practices may vary in each country and outside the UK.


Information on the Institute website has been compiled from professional sources, but its accuracy is not guaranteed. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the Institute provides accurate and expert information and guidance, it is impossible to predict all the circumstances in which it may be used.

Accordingly, the Institute and the website owners and administrators shall not be liable to any person or entity with respect to any loss or damage caused or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly by what is contained in or left out of this web site information and guidance.

Herbal information is for educational interest only and is not intended to be used to diagnose or treat significant health problems. Any serious or long-term health concerns should always be discussed with a healthcare professional.

Any views expressed expressed by named authors are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists or its members.

Links to external websites

The Institute is not responsible for the content of any linked external website. Advertising, listing and linking should not be taken as an endorsement of any kind and we accept no liability in respect of the content of such sites.

Sites for which there are grounds for doubting the accuracy of the content will be excluded. A site may also be excluded if the professional reputation of the site owner is unknown and/or there are grounds for doubting the accuracy of the content or suspecting critical bias. The Institute reserves the right to refuse the inclusion of links to any website.

Although we will endeavour to maintain links to other websites, we cannot guarantee that these links will work all the time and we have no control over the availability or reliability of linked pages.