Monday, 11 March 2019

Emails & Appointments

I've been having problems with the main email account
Apologies if you have been trying to get in touch and haven't received a reply.

I am not sure if the account has been hacked but I have my team looking into it. If you receive emails purporting to be from Belfast Herbalist trying to sell you something or open a link, please ignore.

Until this gets sorted please email

There is currently no appointment availability until mid-April but please do get in touch in case of cancellations.

Monday, 18 February 2019

Excelsior David Winston Masterclass in Belfast May 2019

Excelsior Herbal Medicine Presents
A Master Class with David Winston (RH) AHG
Belfast May 25th-26th 2019

Excelsior are delighted to welcome back one of the world’s most renowned herbalists on what might be his last overseas lectures. We are opening this lecture to herbalists, students and other therapists.

David Winston is an Herbalist and Ethnobotanist with 49 years of training in Chinese, Western/Eclectic and Southeastern herbal traditions. He has been in clinical practice for over 40 years and is an herbal consultant to physicians, herbalists and researchers throughout the USA and Canada.

In 2013 David was presented with the Natural Products Association (NPA) Clinician’s Awardand awarded a fellowship by the Irish Register of Herbalists. David is the founder/director of the Herbal Therapeutics Research Library and the dean of David Winston’s Center for Herbal Studies, a two-year training program in clinical herbal medicine. He is an internationally known lecturer and frequently teaches at medical schools, symposia and herb conferences. He is the president of Herbalist & Alchemist, Inc. a manufacturer that produces herbal products that blend the art and science of the worlds great herbal traditions.

In addition, David is a founding/professional member of the American Herbalist Guild, he has served four terms on the Board of Directors and he is on the American Botanical Council's Advisory Board. David was a contributing author to American Herbalism, published in 1992 by Crossings Press,and the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia (AHP) , 2000-2013,the author of Saw Palmetto for Men & Women, Storey, 1999 and Herbal Therapeutics, Specific Indications For Herbs & Herbal Formulas, HTRL, 2013 and the co-author of Adaptogens: Herbs for Strength, Stamina and Stress Relief, Healing Arts Press, 2nded., 2019, and Winston and Kuhn’s Herbal Therapy and Supplements; A Scientific and Traditional Approach,Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott, 2008. He is also a member of the AHPA Expert Advisory Council that created the new edition of the Botanical Safety Handbook, CRC Press,published in 2013.

This is a rare and unique opportunity to listen to David’s wealth of practice-based knowledge, that will enhance your understanding as well as your clinical skills. David will cover an array of topics over the weekend including The Synergy of Herbs, Anxiety, Depression and Burn Out and An Introduction to Cancer.

Please be aware we expect this event to sell out quickly and we encourage you to book early to avoid disappointment.To secure your place please contact
We will come back to you with full details closer to the time. Reserve your place today!

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Herb Patch Project 2019

Herb Patch has a new website. The team are getting ready to bring miniture herb gardens to primary schools up and down the country, and are currently looking for volunteers to help expand the project to more schools and help develop an interest in growing and using herbs among children. Visit the website for information packs and further information. Great to see this project taking off again!

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Celtic Herbal Medicine Book

The First Edition of my new book Celtic Herbal Medicine (2018), co-authored with Keith Robertson of the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine is almost sold out.

The book is an introduction into some of the work Keith and I have been exploring over the last few years, exploring fragments of ancient history that might inform us still, and developing a practical system of energetics with an emphasis on local plants and sustainability.

We hope to expand on the work over the coming years.

£15 + £3.50 P&P in UK,
£5 P&P Europe
and P&P £7.50 Worldwide or £12.50 Worldwide tracked and signed.

If you would like a copy of the book, visit this link.

Yes To Life Annual Conference

Yes to Life Annual International Conference 2018

Exploring the potential of Integrative Medicine

Following last year’s enormously successful sell-out conference, ‘Starting the Conversation - Exploring ways in which integrating conventional cancer care and lifestyle medicine can improve outcomes’, we are thrilled to invite you to joins us for our 2018 conference. We will explore developments in Integrative Medicine (IM) from forward-thinking countries that are spearheading the change in cancer treatment, as well as sharing exciting developments which are taking place in the UK.

This conference is aimed at:
  • People with cancer, their carers and families
  • People working within Functional Medicine including practioners and therapists who are supporting people with cancer
  • Anyone working within the NHS and private practices including nurses, medical doctors and medical researchers, general practitioners who are also supporting people with cancer
  • Anyone interested in health, wellbeing and Lifestyle Medicine
This year we offering a conference with a twist. Guests will be invited to spend an hour meeting and talking to a team of the best specialists in the field of IM, these include our speakers, practitioners covering a broad range of therapies. For more information visit this link.

Thursday, 20 September 2018

AHG 2018 Symposium

I will be doing a series of lectures in the USA in October, including the American Herbalist Guild 2018 Symposium.

I will be teaching with Keith Robertson FNIMH at the Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine in North Carolina in mid-October. We will be with the Georgia Herbalist Guild at the Botanic Gardens in Atlanta after that, before we head to Florida for 3 evening lectures at The Traditions School in St Petersburg. Please contact the respective schools for further information and booking.

After that we are back in Atlanta for the AHG Symposium, the biggest event in the American Herbal calendar! I will be doing one lecture with Keith, and am also teaching at the post-symposium intensive with Patricia Kyritsi Howell and Thomas Easley. For more details, to book a place or to stream the events live visit the AHG website.