Meet Hannah: A city herbalist with her heart in nature

Nature has always been a constant companion for me, even as a born and bred Lincoln city dweller. Making perfumed water from rose petals and enormous daisy chains as a child in my parents’ garden, and writing elaborate stories about the animals that visited there. Birdwatching at Whisby and doing sponsored walks for nature charities in my early teens. Supporting the campaign, as a young adult, against the felling of beautiful forestland around an area I used to live … Little did I know then, that it would all lead me to herbal medicine, and training as a medical herbalist.

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Hannah Sylvester, Medical Herbalist, Lincoln

Hannah Sylvester, Medical Herbalist, BSc (Hons) MNIMH. Medical Herbalist and Lecturer

Hannah graduated from the University of Lincoln with a first class BSc (Hons) degree in Herbal Medicine. She is a registered Member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (founded in 1864, the oldest professional organisation in the U.K. representing medical herbalists). Hannah lectures on the Clinical Diagnostic Skills module for the BSc Herbal Medicine degree course at Lincoln and is also a NIMH New Members’ Scheme Mentor. She is also a fully qualified first aider, workshop leader and regularly features on local radio and in the press.



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