Welcome to the website of Christine Herbert

I am a herbalist, iridologist and allergy therapist working in Norfolk, UK since 1997. I am an honorary fellow (retired) and past council member of  the Association of Master Herbalists (AMH), and co-edited our professional journal for many years. I am also an Associate member of the British Naturopathic Association. Together with three other herbalist friends, I organised the annual gathering for herbalists and herbal students - Herbfest  www.herbfest.co.uk for seven years.  For around 15 years I co-edited, and wrote many articles for The Herbalist, the journal of the Association of Master Herbalists and the United Register of Herbal Practitioners.

Previously I worked as a biomedical scientist for the NHS for 18 years in haematology where I gained a Fellowship of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences (FIBMS). I also worked for the Citizens Advice Bureau for a few years, and completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies (BAHons).

I have also completed studies in flower remedy therapy which I add to treatment where appropriate, and have studied Ayurvedic (Indian) and Traditional Chinese herbal medicine. I gained a diploma in Allergy Therapy in 2004 with The British Institute of Allergy and Environmental Therapy and have found this aspect of therapy to be very useful for most of my clients.

Many of the herbs I use are very easily grown in this country as I tend to prefer native herbs. The herbs I buy are from reputable companies who care about their products and are, wherever possible, organic or even biodynamically grown

I qualified as a Western herbalist in 1997, and also use elements of Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese herbal medicine in my work. I use flower essences, applied kinesiology and tongue diagnosis in my practise - all useful tools in determining which areas of the body to treat.

After 22 years in practise I have now retired as a practising herbalist, but I will continue to teach and write for at least a few more years. I have a wealth of knowledge based on my experience of several thousand patients and feel that this knowledge should be passed on whenever possible.

I have put a list of other local recommended herbalists on my contact page.