The natural health chest: assemble your own herbal medicine chest for health and wellbeing



The Natural Health Chest: Assemble your own herbal medicine chest for health and wellbeing, including herbal approaches to common conditions Course Overview 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.

What's included in the price?

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!


1 day

Cancellation policy

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



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
  • Father's Day
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Parking provided
  • Mother's Day
  • Weekends
  • Romantic
  • Tutor can travel
  • Public transport
  • UK Holiday
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Christmas
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Hen dos
  • Easter
  • Intermediate level
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Stag dos
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Castleorchard, Putley, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 2RH