Herbal Exchanges

In celebration of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists

The National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH) is celebrating 150 years since its founding in 1864. Council members decided to mark this major milestone in the history of the Institute, and of herbal medicine, with a variety of events including a commemorative book featuring herbalists from many different disciplines each sharing their knowledge of Western herbal medicine.

Entitled Herbal Exchanges the work is edited by Hananja Brice-Ytsma and Frances Watkins and is an eclectic mix of articles commissioned to celebrate this special occasion. Herbal heritage includes a synopsis of the history of NIMH and a detailed account of practicing herbal medicine during the First World War in the East End of London. The section on herbal research explores the outlook for herbal medicine, the role of herbalists and the learning we have obtained from plants. Practitioner reflections of herbal medicine and encounters of herbal medicine as a patient give intriguing insights to the rich diversity of herbalists. Herbal therapeutics is a far reaching chapter that looks at managing the menace of antimicrobial resistance to premature ovarian failure and infertility. Contributors include Jan de Vries, Barbara Griggs, Alison Denham, Julian Barker, Michael McIntyre, Kerry Bone and many more. The final section of the book focuses on herbal philosophy or in the words of medical herbalist Jonathan Treasure, ‘Western herbal medicine – back to the future’.

‘Every single member of NIMH, whether their name is recognised or not is a hero of herbal medicine. Quietly going about the business of caring for patients, NIMH members have embodied herbal medicine for 150 years’

Laura Stannard, President, National Institute of Medical Herbalists.

A copy of Herbal Exchanges costs £10.00 plus £2.80 postage and packing to a UK address. You can order up to 4 copies using the Paypal button below. Please allow 7-10 days for delivery.*For international orders and 5+ copies to a UK address please email info@nimh.org.uk for a specific postal rate.

NIMH members should log onto the members site http://members.nimh.org.uk/ and enter Herbal Exchanges in the search box to purchase the book at a members’ rate.