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Introduction to herbal medicine - weekend courses

Introduction to herbal medicine - weekend courses

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Introduction to herbal medicine - A weekend course covering the basics of herbalism and using herbs in the home

Course Overview
An Introduction to Herbal Medicine Making.

An exploration of the uses of herbs and learn to make your own top quality cosmetics and herbal preparations. Includes ID, growing, harvesting from my organic garden, drying and storing herbs.

A practical 2 day workshop making teas, decoctions, infused oils, ointments, creams and other remedies

This herbal medicine making course run by qualified herbalist Rowan McOnegal, who has 30 years experience of working as a herbalist.

Come and learn how to make your own top quality additive free cosmetics and medicinal preparations, explore and harvest herbs from Rowan's organic garden in the heart of Herefordshire. This practical weekend course will enable you to make herbal remedies from fresh and dried herbs.

The course covers:
* The principles of herbal medicine and self help guidelines
* Identification (ID), wild crafting,growing, harvesting,drying and storing herbs
* Cosmetics and medicinal preparations such as teas, tinctures, inhalations, baths, ointments, infused oils, creams, rubs, and syrups.

The 'hands-on' approach aims to increase your confidence in and knowledge of the use of herbs for healing. You will make at least 3 herbal preparations and take away ideas for many more.

Courses are held at Rowan's eco home in rural Herefordshire and run throughout the year, using seasonal herbs, for example, elecampane root for syrup in the autumn and winter, marigolds for infused oil in summer.

There is always something to harvest!

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Includes all materials (jars, bottles, waxes, infused and essential oils, dried and fresh herbs), and refreshments, but please bring your own packed lunch.


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Suitable for

  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Public transport
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers

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2 days (10:00am to 4:00pm)

Next available date

14th November 2020

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In-person course
- - #19761

I highly recommend attending Rowans herbal courses. Rowan is an expert in her field and a huge asset for Herefordshire. At a time when we all need to improve our self care & reduce dependence on the NHS/social care services which are so stretched, I feel attending Rowans courses & using the skills she teaches you, will massively improve your health & well being for the future

In-person course
- - #19544

What a great course this was (October 2018)! Looking forward to booking the next one in the summer.
Since attending the course I have made my own handcreams and ointments which my husband loves after a day working in the woods. Well worthwhile and I'll always have Christmas and birthday presents covered now! Also made some great friends ;)

In-person course
- - #19401

I came on this course in about 2012 and enjoyed it very much. Rowan is very good at encouraging you to do the preparing yourself, which did give me confidence in trying it at home. In fact, over this last Christmas, my daughter insisted we made the moisturiser that I had first made with Rowan! She has taken a few pots home.

Response from Rowan Mconegal:

Thanks Ellie, so glad that you found it useful!

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