Emma Baynes BSc (Hons) MNIMH, MUKIMPRMedical Herbalist in Chichester, West Sussex

Reiki Practitioner, Mycotherapy Practitioner, HeartMath Certified Practitioner

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I believe herbal medicine is the medicine of the people and this is what inspires me to run regular workshops, talks and herb walks, to help put this information back into your hands. I aim to encourage you to make your own safe remedies for simple ailments and also know when to contact a herbalist.

Upcoming Herb Walks

Are you a member of a walking group? Would you like to join me on a herb walk or would you like me to attend one of your organised walks and informally chat to anyone who interested in the plants we pass as we walk? 

If so please do get in touch....

Upcoming Herbal Workshops

Next remedy making workshop:

'A Herbal Home Medicine Chest'

Date: Saturday. To be confirmed, please enquire

Make and take home simple herbal remedies including:

  • an infused herbal oil
  • an ointment
  • a tincture (please specify if you are unable to take alcohol when booking - a cider vinegar alternative will be offered in this case).
  • blend an individualised herbal tea

Also taste learn how to make and use:

  • infusions and decoctions
  • an herbal wine (made with grape juice)

All materials included in the price, small group size maximum 6. 

A 15 minutes tea break is included in the time. 

Location - Forum House, Stirling Road, Chichester PO19 7DN

Please see booking details below.

Testimonials from previous workshops:

"Very informative and useful even at a basic level for inexperienced herb users"

"Workshop was brilliant – inspirational – very knowledgeable and interesting...more please"

"Thanks for an inspiring FHT evening yesterday. I arrived rather weary after an exhausting day and left energised by your wonderful enthusiasm and expertise." - Ann

Herbal Talks

Managing Perimenopause/ Menopause

by Medical Herbalist Emma Baynes MNIMH

What are perimenopause/ menopause?

Disease or normal transition?

What can I do to help myself?

What support can a Herbalist offer?

Can I use herbs alongside HRT?

And more....

Tuesday 23rd April 7pm at Forum House, Stirling Road, Chichester PO19 7DN.

Book before 16th April - £5 per person, £10 per person thereafter.

Places limited, please book

emmaherbalist@hotmail.co.uk 07511515540


Herbal Allies for the Menstrual Cycle

by Medical Herbalist Emma Baynes MNIMH

Can herbs/ a herbalist help with period pain?

Can herbs/ a herbalist help with heavy bleeding?

What support can a Herbalist offer?

What can I do help myself?

As a Medical Herbalist I aim to treat the whole person and the underlying reason behind the symptoms. That can take time, and symptom relief is an important part of my treatment plans.
In this talk I will focus on heavy bleeding and pain which are major symptoms of several disorders. You will learn a select group of common herbs that can make a difference for people experiencing these symptoms. This information may provide all the help some people need, others it will give them a chance to decide whether to commit to a series of consultations.
This talk will run for approximately 45 - 60 minutes.

Thursday 18th April 7pm at Forum House, Stirling Road, Chichester PO19 7DN.

Book before 11th April £5 per person, £10 per person thereafter

Places limited, please book.

emmaherbalist@hotmail.co.uk 07511515540


If you have another topic of interest in mind, please do also ask and I will see if I can focus a talk on that.

Booking details

To book please call or email. A 50% deposit will be required to secure your place. The balance is due 7 days before the event, a reminder email will be sent. If the balance is not paid then I reserve the right to give your place to someone else and you forfeit the deposit. Payments can be made by bank transfer or cash.
Cancellations: If you cancel over 7 days before the event then you will receive a full refund. If you cancel within 7 days of the event you will lose the deposit amount. If you are able to rebook on another event and I can fill your place on the cancelled one, there is no additional fee.
If I need to cancel an event then I will offer an alternative date. If we can't find a mutually convenient date you will receive a full refund.

Access - If you have any healthy of mobility issues that may affect your ability to participate in an event then it is your responsibility to make me aware of them before booking. We can then discuss this to ensure that you are able to participate and if I need to alter things to help. Workshops at Forum house are normally downstairs and we have a ramp available if needed to gain access over the front steps. 

Important Herb Walk Information

Weather - if it is raining very hard, thunder and lightening or high winds we will reschedule. If its only light rain please bring waterproofs and a sense of humour. Please wear suitable footwear. If it's very sunny, please dress appopriately and consider sunscreen, sunhats and water. Any questions, please get in touch.

Access - If you have any health or mobility issues that may affect your ability to participate it is your responsibility to make me aware of them before booking. This allows me to discuss them with you and whether the walk is suitable for you. I offer a walks in different places and some are more accessible than others. 

Minors should be accompanied by their parents or guardians at all times.

It is (rarely) possible to have an allergic reaction to some plants. Ingestion or topical use of any plant material is done so completely at your own risk. If you are (or may be) pregnant, breastfeeding, have a health condition or take medications, you are advised to only use wild plants under the direction of your Medical Herbalist, GP or Pharmacist. Walks are provided for pleasure and education purposes only and any current or future use of plants is your responsibility.

Would you like an event tailored to your group?

I am constantly looking for new groups to present talks or workshops to. Please contact me if this is of interest to you. I try to make my talks interactive and/or they have an element of demonstration involved. I offer walks, talks and workshops within the local area of Chichester, Fishbourne, Bognor Regis, Arundel, Littlehampton, and further afield in West Sussex.

I have a number of talks to chose from including:
'A Herbal Home Medicine Chest'
'Introduction to Local Herbs - this can be a herb walk or herb talk with fresh herbs'
'Herbs during the wars 1660, World War I & II'
'Herbs for the digestive system'
'Herbs for the skin'
'Roman gardens and herbs'

When to consult the herbalist:

If you are taking any medications, if you have other health issues you would like to address, if you want something tailored to your individual needs or if the above remedies are not suiting you. The herbalist will take a full case history including past medical history, drug history and family history and from this will devise a regime suitable for you.

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