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Leading UK Herbal Medicine Manufacturer
Herbal Medicine Manufacturer

About Us

Originally established in the 1980s, Herbal Apothecary has been providing high quality herbal products to practitioners, the trade and the public for over 40 years.

Herbal Apothecary produces one of the largest ranges of practitioner herbal products in the UK. Many of the products developed with practitioners are now available to trade customers and the wider public.

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Produced for the Herbal Medicine Conference 2021, Herbal Apothecary is committed to the future of herbal medicine.

Our Commitments

A Long Connection with Natural Medicine

The Fearnley family has been involved with the company since the late 1990s when James Fearnley became a Director. At that time Hugo and Cecily Fearnley used to work in the company during school holidays, earning extra pocket money by bottling tinctures. In 2005 the company was incorporated into Nature’s Laboratory Ltd and moved to its new home on the edge of Whitby, in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. 

Shortly after the move we created a purpose built modern manufacturing site, which was officially opened in 2008 by long time champion of plant medicine, David Bellamy OBE. Since then we have worked hard to expand our range and continually improve our quality and service, whilst remaining competitively priced.

Proud to be Based in Whitby

Herbal Apothecary is located in the beautiful seaside town of Whitby, on
the North Yorkshire coast. Surrounded by the North York Moors National Park and the North Sea, it’s a rugged and inspiring place to live and work.

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Driving our Business Forward

The Herbal Apothecary team has grown considerably since the early days.
We’re now a strong team with a diverse range of skills and experiences.

Alongside our dedicated and experienced manufacturing staff we now have skilled in-house IT expertise along with an enhanced research and product development department. We continue to form strong links with academic partners, ensuring that Herbal Apothecary can continue to be driven by research – providing a rigorous scientific basis for our products.

"At Herbal Apothecary we’re working towards a sustainable future for
herbal medicine. We’re committed to ensuring that safe and effective
herbal medicine is accessible to all who need it." - James Fearnley, CEO

Partnering with Other Organisations

The Herb Society

The Herb Society

In 1927 Hilda Leyel founded the Society of Herbalists, which would later become the Herb Society, with the aim of supporting the practice of herbal medicine in Britain.

The Herb Society aims to:

  • Increase the understanding and use of herbs for health and well-being
  • Provide information, knowledge and news on all aspects of herbs
  • Bring together all those with an interest in herbs, from the amateur to the professional
  • Provide a worldwide forum for the exchange of ideas and information

To find out more interesting facts about The Herb Society and how it can about take a look at out The Herb Society Information or visit their website.

At Herbal Apothecary we’re proud to partner with the Herb Society, helping to educate and promote the use of medicinal herbs.

The National Institute of Medical Herbalists

The National Institute of Medical Herbalists

The National Institute of Medical Herbalists is the UK’s leading professional body of herbal practitioners. The Institute promotes the benefits, the efficacy and the safe use of herbal medicine. Their members treat thousands of patients every year. By choosing one of their members as your practitioner you can be confident of their high standards of training and professional conduct.

NIMH are proud of their heritage, and are just as excited about the future of herbal medicine. Plant based medicines that are tailored to individual needs, in-depth consultations where patients voices are heard, and a focus on treating causes rather than just symptoms mean that members of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists are playing their part in creating a better, healthier future for everyone.

At Herbal Apothecary we are delighted to partner with NIMH for the promotion and development of safe herbal medicines for everyone. We supply medicinal products to NIMH herbalists and are pleased to work with NIMH and its members on the development and supply of a wide range of high quality herbal tinctures, extracts, capsules and dried medicinal herbs.

Find out more on their website.

Supporting our Sister Brands

Herbal Apothecary is part of Nature’s Laboratory Ltd. Alongisde our
herbal medicines our team is involved in two other distinct brands.

  • Sweet Cecily's, a skincare brand founded by James’ daughter Cecily.
  • BeeVital a health supplement brand which researches and develops products based on propolis.