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Herbalism beginners - long course - at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)

Herbalism beginners - long course - at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)

About the Course

This longer course covers the same topics as the shorter course. In the additional weeks we will look at the underlying principles of western herbal medicine, look in more depth at food as medicine, fasting and how to detox safely. There will also be a local herb walk.

Who is this course for
The course is appropriate for anybody wishing to develop their interest in the use of plants and food to support health and well being. No previous experience is required.

What does this course cover
The course covers: Plants and people and a brief history of herbal medicine. Where to buy herbs, which books, terminology, herb tasting and examining. Basic herbal preparations and recipes for home remedies.
Herbal immune support for colds and flu.Take away some useful kitchen recipes.
Supporting the digestive system, useful herbs for common digestive complaints, the importance of your liver and how to support it. Supportive herbs for the nervous system, how diet and lifestyle can influence the health of the nervous system.
Useful herbs for herbal first aid. Treating stings, cuts, bruises, sprains, coughs, stomach upsets.

1. Describe how to make a herbal infusion: the parts of the plant used and how to use it therapeutically.
2. List 5 medicinal plants and one action for each.
3. Describe how to make a decoction and name the parts of the plants used.
4. Name two food items that can be used therapeutically.

Mary Ward Centre is an adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable. Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’

Please get in touch via the links above for more details or to book your place.

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