A great opportunity to wise up on herbs locally and online from those in the know!
Members of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH) will be hosting events throughout the UK promoting herbal medicine and its benefits. The events offered vary from guided herb walks and herbal workshops, to presentations and talks. Some members also offer free or discounted services and products throughout this week. To find out what’s happening around the country and online check the website for details:
Many plants generally considered to be weeds actually have health benefits. By attending an organised herb walk a member of NIMH will share this knowledge, pointing out which plants have these benefits, how to identify them, teach people about how herbalists use them and for what health conditions, plus give suggestions on how to safely use some of these plants at home. Herbal workshops demonstrate methods on how to make remedies at home for family and friends, and often attendees can take home preparations that they have made. These events are fun as well as educational, as people are often amazed at what they can do for themselves in order to help maintain good health.
More about the NIMH
The National Institute of Medical Herbalists is the UK's leading professional body representing herbal medicine practitioners. First established as the National Association of Medical Herbalists in 1864, today the National Institute of Medical Herbalists has more than 700 members across the UK and beyond. The Institute promotes the benefits of herbal medicine and oversees the provision of the best patient care through the work of its members.
NIMH members undergo a lengthy training programme before they can register as qualified medical herbalists. Practitioners train for at least three years and adhere to a strict code of conduct before they can gain MNIMH or FNIMH after their name. Recently qualified practitioners will have taken a BSc in Herbal Medicine. All NIMH-registered herbalists are fully insured and follow a strict code of conduct.
NIMH-registered medical herbalists are trained in the same diagnostic skills as mainstream doctors but take a more holistic approach to treating illness. Herbalists treat a wide range of acute and chronic conditions and frequently work in collaboration with GPs and consultants to achieve the best combination of treatments for individual patients.
NIMH can be contacted at:
Clover House, James Court, South Street, Exeter EX1 1EE
Tel: +44 (0) 1392 426022
Fax: +44 (0) 1392 498963