You will be able to find practitioners in your area by checking the link in each case. In the list below the first four UK professional associations are from western herbal traditions.
If you want to find a herbalist
Whilst you can find some quality herbal products over the counter, nothing can substitute consultations and treatment with a trained herbalist. The underlying causes of illness and symptoms vary between each of us, therefore treatments should be personalised too. This will ultimately bring you to optimal health and wellbeing and we highly recommend booking in a consultation.
You can find a list of places with qualified medical herbal professionals to help you find the right person for you on our Where to find a herbalist page.
If you would like to study herbalism
More and more people are keen to learn how to work with herbs for medicine. Whether you want to train as a practitioner, or simply want to gain some life skills there are an array of courses and schools for you to learn.
Below is a list of quality schools we have pulled together to help you find the right course:
- College of Ayurveda, UK
- Ayurveda Pura, London
- Anne McIntyre – short weekend courses from an artist of the art
- Ayurveda Akademie in Germany:
- Ayurvedic Institute, Albequerque, USA – with Dr Lad
- Atreya: in France or long-distance
- Dogwood School of Botanical Medicine
- Betonica School of Herbal Medicine
- College of Naturopathic Medicine
- Lincoln College
- School of Herbal Medicine
- The Plant Medicine School
- Irish School of Herbal Medicine
- Brighids Academy of Healing Arts
- Planetary herbology with Michael and Lesley Tierra
- Bastyr University
- Maryland University of Integrative Health
- Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences
Chinese Herbal Medicine
- Northern College of Acupuncture
- The College of Chinese Medicine
- White Crane Academy
If you want to experience a herb event
Herbal events are a wonderful way to learn more about plant medicines, as well as meet other people in the herbal community.
Below is a link to the Herbal Alliance, a communal hub for herbal organisations and herbalists where different herbal events are listed:
- Herbal Alliance
Herbal Reality Newsletters
Here is an archive of our past newsletters where we highlight the herbs, health stories, insight articles and conditions we have shared each month:
You can find all our glossaries of important herbal medicine terms below: