Welcome to Namaste Herbal Healing

Natural Medicine for all ages and all complaints

My name is Mel Hornby. I am a practicing Medical Herbalist and I am a fully qualified member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists. I am also a qualified yoga instructor with the British Wheel of Yoga.

Herbal medicine is the oldest known form of medicine and has been used for thousands of years to treat illness and restore good health.


Mel Hornby - Medical Herbalist at Namaste Herbal Healing


As a Medical Herbalist, I will combine the traditional use of herbs with modern scientific knowledge and research to create your very own individual herbal prescription which will not only treat your symptoms, but also the underlying cause of ill-health.

Herbal medicine offers a safe, gentle and effective approach to health care and aims to not only tackle your current complaints but also to improve your overall health. It is suitable for all, from the very young to the very old.

Recent News & Events

Reiki Level One Workshop

Reiki Level One Workshop

Reiki Level One Workshop  Saturday 28th January 2023 10am – 4pm The Eco Pod, Park View, Lytham FY8 4JE This workshop will enable you [read more]

Yoga – with Mel

Yoga – with Mel

Welcome to Yoga with Mel! Whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced yogi, my sessions are designed to incorporate a variety of [read more]

Junior Herbalist Club© at Lytham Park View

Junior Herbalist Club© at Lytham Park View

Junior Herbalist Club© – Enrolling now for September! Suitable for children from age 7 upwards. Each month we will be learning about the medicinal [read more]

Christopher Hedley Memorial Award

Christopher Hedley Memorial Award

Mel Hornby MNIMH – Winner of the 2021 Christopher Hedley Award ‘A Most Fitting Tribute’ Article by Barnaby Cooper (barnabyrandle@outlook.com) Mel Hornby was not [read more]

Happy Clients

Mel at Namaste has helped my teenage daughter by providing her with both medical and emotional support during a terrible 12 month period while she has been suffering with post viral syndrome.



I highly recommend Mel as a Holistic and Herbal Practitioner.

I have been seeing Mel on a healing basis for a couple of years now.

I have consulted Mel twice over the last 3 years for help relieving IBS and joint pain both for periods of 6-8 months. Her advice, herbal remedies and holistic approach have really helped me lessen the joint pain and reduce the severity of the IBS. Mel has also supported me to change my eating habits so that they are better for my digestion and health by giving me practical realistic tips. During a particularly stressful period Mel also supported me in relaxing through the herbs, supplements and her wise counsel. Finally Mel has always made me feel safe and cared for because of her lovely calm, empathic presence and ability to listen and because she practices what she preaches.

05 October 2013