The Natural Health Chest: Assemble your own herbal medicine chest for health and wellbeing, including herbal approaches to common conditions
Grow your own medicine!
On this one day course you will learn how to assemble a personal medicine chest using the principles of holistic medicine, for maintaining health and wellbeing. We will discuss herbalism, and herbal approaches to common ailments and useful herbal preparations to have on hand for them. We will look at many different herbs in different forms, and make some preparations from them. This will include making a tisane, an ointment, and perhaps a cream, which you will take home with you, together with an increased confidence in, and understanding of, herbs and our relationship with them. The course also covers the role of herbal tonics and growing herbs for self help and pleasure - I'll be sharing my 'top 20 herbs' to grow at home.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
Includes all materials plus refreshments. Please bring your own packed lunch.
This course is run by qualified herbalist Rowan McOnegal, who has 30 years’ experience of working as a herbalist.
Courses are held at Rowan's eco home in rural Herefordshire and run throughout the year using seasonal herbs - there is always something to harvest!
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I have thoroughly enjoyed Rowan’s herbal courses and have continued to recommend them to everyone! There is something rather magical about walking into Rowan’s home, being greeted like a friend and sitting down to a fresh mug of delicious herbal tea. It’s a feast for the senses with all kinds of smells and lots of herbs in various bottles and bags on the kitchen table waiting to be chatted about, measured, simmered and stirred. Rowan has a wealth of knowledge and shares this informally and professionally, ready to answer questions as they arise. The courses are well structured with lots of practical work. Everything from identifying plants in her beautiful garden, collecting leaves, roots and berries to making concoctions. Having a seasonal lunch with yummy homemade cake adds to the whole experience. I have come away feeling empowered and energised and still use many of the recipes that Rowan shared. Rowan’s medicine course has completely changed my approach to dealing with the inevitable family sicknesses and I now have a stash of herbs that I use frequently for coughs, colds, temperatures and tummy bugs. Thank you Rowan for passing on your knowledge, it’s vital!
Response from Rowan Mconegal:Thanks Jenny, really pleased that you found the course so useful and empowering, and are going to carry on using this precious knowledge.