Herbal Medicine Week


Herbal Medicine Week is an annual celebration of herbal medicine. Members of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists hold events throughout the UK to raise awareness of the scope and benefits of herbal medicine. These include walks to help you identify medicines growing around you, and talks and workshops where you could learn to make some simple medicines or how herbal medicine can help improve your health. 

Herbal Medicine Week has finished for 2017 - look out for next year's events from 16th to 24th June 2018.





The 153rd Annual NIMH Conference

at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon
13th - 14th October, 2017

"Evidence based medicine: Ancient Herbs - Learning from experience part 2"

The NIMH has held a conference on Herbal Medicine annually since 1864. The NIMH welcomes healthcare practitioners from all disciplines to the conference. We hope to see you there!

Conference Speakers – Who is speaking on what day?
Friday 13th October
1.45pm-4.00pm           We are delighted to be able to welcome Graham Mockler, Head of Accreditation at the Professional Standards Authority to talk about the Accredited Voluntary Register scheme and to answer our members’ questions.

4.30pm- 5.30pm          The Hein Zeylstra Memorial Lecture – Bendle
                                      A distrust of certainty’

Saturday 14th October
9.30am – 11.00am       Keynote Speakers – Gillian Leddy, Anita Ralph, Geoff Soma & Mary Tassell
                                     Panel - 15 minutes of experience’

11.30am – 1.00pm       Keynote Speaker Val Thomas
                                     Anglo-Saxon Medicine: Herbal Treasures from 10th and 11th  Century Manuscripts

2.30pm-3.30pm          Andreas Syrimis
                                   System treatments of inflammatory joint disease
2.30pm-3.30pm         Keith Robertson
                                   Learning from our experience of plants
 Hananja Brice Ytsma
                                    Herbs used traditionally in Gynaecological conditions Part 1

2.30pm-3.30pm          Hananja Brice Ytsma
                                    Hormones and herbs related to practice   
4.00pm – 5.00pm       Hananja Brice Ytsma
                                    Herbs used traditionally in Gynaecological conditions Part 2
4.00-pm – 5.00pm     Stuart FitzSimons
                                    Medicinal Mushrooms – Science, Evidence & Experience
4.00pm – 5.00pm       Julia Green
                                    Practicebased evidence


Continuing professional development (CPD) lectures


How historical research informs use of  native antimicrobials in herbal practice

With Frances Watkins PhD MNIMH MCPP

24th February 2018. 

For more details click here.


Progressive Neurological Conditions

focusing on Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease

Lyn Blythe  MNIMH

This one day seminar will focus on the nature of Neuro degenerative disease, the conventional medical approach and the approach of a neuro specialist physiotherapist and medical herbalist who has over thirty-five years of experience in the field.

Saturday 2nd June 2018

For more details click here