• Laura Carpenter MNIMH

    Laura Carpenter is a medical herbalist, based in Wellington, Somerset. She runs workshops, courses and talks throughout the year.

  • Distance Learning Courses

    Laura has a selection of distance learning courses ranging from herbal home remedies to practitioner training level. If you are unable to attend her workshops, you are able to make your own creams, ointments, tinctures and more, from the comfort of your own home.

About Laura

Laura Carpenter

Laura Carpenter gained a BSc (Hons) in Herbal Medicine from the University of East London and is a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH), the regulating body for medical herbalists, established in 1864.

NIMH members adhere to a strict code of ethics and practice...

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What is herbal medicine?

What is herbal medicine?

Herbal medicine is the use of plant based medicines to restore and maintain health.

Herbal medicine is the oldest form of medicine in the world, with over 80% of the world's population using herbal medicine as their only form of medicine (WHO statistic).

In the UK, herbal medicine is often seen as...

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Learning more about the health benefits of fermented foods

Yesterday I attended a fantastic workshop with Katie at Tracebridge Sourdough bakery and fermenteria. I learnt all about how fermented foods and drinks are not only delicious but good for health. There is a lot of research now on how gut health affects most of the systems in the body

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Chaga – remember to be sustainable

It’s interesting to revisit this blog from a couple of years ago as I think things are starting to change. There does seem to be more awareness of sustainability, how to source herbs (and mushrooms safely). If you’re in the UK I highly recommend checking out the work done by

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Making herbal gifts for the festive season

If you’re into making presents, take a look at the following ideas for some herbal themed gifts. 1. For budding cooks and chefs – herbal oils and vinegars. A really simple one to start, simply add a herb such as rosemary, thyme, chilli or garlic to a bottle of oil

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Herb and health research – October and November 2016

This month the following research articles on herbs and health have caught my eye. 1. In laboratory studies, an extract of the medicinal mushroom Chaga (Inonotus obliquus) was found to protect liver cells. 2. In another medicinal mushroom study this month Lion’s mane mushroom (Hericium erinaceus) was found to not

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