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!

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.

Duration

2 days

Cancellation policy

Strict - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts

Maker

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Rowan Mconegal

with Craft Courses since 2013

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I have always been drawn to plants, from rescuing those discarded on waste ground, even as a child! After doing a fine art degree, working as a photographer, I then qualified as a medical herbalist in 1990, after a 6 year course which involved in depth study of many different aspects ( ancient and modern) of plant lore and working with inspiring and experienced herbalists including as Christopher Hedley, Stephen and Carol Church, and Carol Guyett. I work with people who want to learn how to use herbs sustainably in their own lives to enhance health and well being, teaching them how to identify, cultivate, harvest and make remedies, learning and respecting the power of herbs. I continue to combine arts and science, teaching Japanese woodblock printmaking (Mokuhanga) using water based pigments alongside my herbal practice.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Vision impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Romantic
  • Parking provided
  • UK Holiday
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Christmas
  • Tutor can travel
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Easter
  • Intermediate level
  • Public transport
  • Hen dos
  • Father's Day
  • Stag dos
  • Mother's Day
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
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Venue

Castleorchard, Putley, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 2RH