Mind is a leading mental health charity in England and Wales and has produced information on many areas of mental health. Herbal medicine uses plant medicines, in many forms, to promote good health and to treat ill health. This booklet offers an introduction to Western herbal medicine, gives information about basic self-help and describes some of the herbs you can use. It also tells you how to find a herbal practitioner and offers sources of further help. The booklet is not designed to cover Chinese herbal medicine. For this, please see 'Making sense of traditional Chinese medicine' , which can also be found in the Learning Exchange.