An opportunity to study the living practical tradition of herbal medicine, and learn how to skilfully
use medicinal plants and herbal medicine strategies to help yourself, your family and your friends.
This is an exciting time to study plant medicine. Many of us live in diverse communities that are fed by
the wisdom and experience of many different traditions.
The course does not aim to train individuals to be practitioners, but it may be an opportunity to explore
whether herbal medicine is a profession you might want to pursue.
In our homes we deal with coughs, colds, fevers, cuts, bruises sprains, on a daily basis. These are the
ordinary bread and butter of home remedies. The course will provide strategies for dealing with these and
information about when it might be necessary to seek expert help.
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Botany, sex and fertility
Food and Digestion
Muscular skeletal system
Respiring, skin and lungs
Stress, fight and flight
While the course relies entirely on online resources, participation will plug you into a database of all
the practical courses up and down the country that can supplement and amplify online study. According to
demand we may develop ‘expert patient’ courses that will take place on the herbal barge and other venues,
that support individuals and carers to understand conditions that particularly matter to them.
The course will deliver online lectures and a database of selected online sources.
During the course, students will be invited to submit two written assignments.
Each unit will bring suggestions for practical tasks and recipes that students can try out in their own kitchens.
Students can start at any time. They will receive the welcome introduction lecture, and instruction pack.
They may join a forum with students who have already been participating in the course for other units.