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Our aim is to bring together a team of professional Herbalists who recognise the huge recent scientific endorsement of our medicine and become the Phytotherapists of the 21st Century.   Hein H Zeylstra (Founder)

The College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy (CPP) is a professional membership organisation of phytotherapists that sets the highest standards of practice in herbal medicine.

Phytotherapists ('phyto' means 'plant' in Greek) are dedicated herbal practitioners with specialist university training. They combine orthodox medical knowledge and skills with scientific understanding of plant medicines.

Concern for a solid and credible scientific basis in medical herbalism and for professional standards in practice led Hein Zeylstra, a prominent herbalist and the founder of the School of Phytotherapy, to establish a professional body in 1991. Today, the CPP continues to set the standard worldwide as the body for ensuring the highest quality research, education and practice. All members are required to participate in a professional training scheme updating them with the latest scientific developments. The CPP exists to protect the public interest and it continually monitors its members as to their fitness to practise. It has members in 11 countries including Australia, South Africa, Canada and the USA.
We provide:
  • Register of Members - click here to find your nearest herbalist
    Non-CPP Members: For a copy of the Register, please send an A5 stamped (1st or 2nd class stamp) self-addressed envelope to: Pam Bull, CPP, Oak Glade, 9 Hythe Close, Polegate, East Sussex, BN26 6LQ.
  • A Seminar Series (primarily for CPP members; also for students and health professionals).
  • Lecture Notes of past seminars & Specially commissioned Articles - available on the CPP's Living Library website
  • An occasional Newsletter.
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance - The CPP is registered with the Financial Services Authority as Introducer Appointed Representatives of Balens Limited. Balens should be contacted direct on 01684 893 006.
  • For full details of Membership and an application form, please contact Pam Bull on 01323 484353 or email