Calder Bendle
Traditional Medical Herbalist

I am a herbalist based in Sheffield, offering consultations for a wide range of health problems.

My enthusiasm for working with people and with plants has so far seen me through over 25 years of working as a medical herbalist. The study of herbal medicine is a life-long task and I continue to compliment my experience with study across a number of relevant disciplines. For most of my professional life I have worked part time in an NHS setting as a herbalist, and this has given me familiarity with orthodox medical protocols, and good relationships with a number of Sheffield doctors.

I am a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists. I am a teacher and team member at Heartwood - an online professional training in herbal medicine. I have been a teacher on degree and postgraduate level courses. Teaching keeps me up to date with current research.

I was the herbalist who offered free drop-in advice sessions in the Wicker Herbal Store. Unfortunately the shop closed in December 2018.

More information

Basic information about where I work and costs of treatment are on this page

What can herbal medicine treat?

A wide range of health conditions may respond well to herbal treatment. Please ring if you wish to discuss a particular problem - outcomes are more to do with your personal history and circumstances than with the name of your illness.

I try to integrate treatment with that given by NHS services, and will want to know details of any pharmaceutical medications that you may be taking. Sometimes I may refer a patient back to their GP for diagnostic tests. 

How Much

The total cost for an initial consultation and three weeks worth of medicine will come to £60.

A subsequent appointment and three weeks worth of medicine will cost circa £45.   

I offer reductions for children and OAPs.

Initial appointments may last up to an hour, subsequent appointments up to half an hour.


I work at two clinics: Lodge House in Walkley and Fiveways Therapy Centre in Nether Edge. 

The rooms that I use in both clinics are upstairs. 

Lodge House

Lodge House, Howard Road Walkley Sheffield S6 3RX

If approaching from town, the Lodge House is on the left hand side of Howard Road at the bottom of the private drive which leads to the Sheffield Buddhist Centre. Saccomando's Garage is on the opposite side of the road just before the Lodge House. There is on road parking outside of peak times, and otherwise it is usually possible to park on adjacent streets.

Bus Numbers 95 and 95A are every 10-15 mins. Alight at Commonside and keep walking, or get off at the stop after Commonside which is 50 metres beyond the practice.

As of September 2019 the 95 has been rerouted and no longer stops in Church Street. It can be caught at Pond street and still stops at the Glossop Road end of West Street (at the same stop as busses numbers 51, 52 and 120) .

Fiveways Therapy Centre

Fiveways Therapy Centre, 2 Kenwood Road S7 1NP

This is on the corner of Psalter Lane and Kenwood Road.

The number 4/4A and 218 busses stop just outside on Psalter Lane.
The next nearest bus stops are on Ecclesall Road (lots of busses).
The number 3/3A stops at the bottom of Kenwood Park Road