Medicinal Herbalist & Mycologist
Jesper is a qualified Medicine Herbalist from the University of Central Lancashire. With over 10 years of experience, he has set up clinics in Didsbury, Bolton, Manchester, and his home town of Hebden Bridge. A well-respected figure, Jesper has gained reputation as a skilled and effective Herbalist. He has close ties with the natural medicines company Neal's Yard Remedies, and currently practices from their Manchester branch clinic. In conjunction with Neal’s Yard Remedies, Jesper runs a variety of herbal medicine courses and talks.
He is astoundingly passionate and knowledgeable about fungi. Jesper has been identifying and eating wild mushrooms for over 25 years, and now leads numerous Fungi Forays and Edible Mushroom Hunts.
Jesper has been supporting the development of Rooting and Fruiting from the start and was fundamental in the early research, continuously providing mushrooms for our UK Mushroom Bank. Like Jesper, we want to promote the medicinal use of mushrooms, which are effective in treating a range of ailments.
Jesper loves Maitake, known as the Hen of the Woods. Young and tender, it has massive flavour when pan seared. But best of all
is its incredible immune boosting
effects as a medicine.