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Herbal Medicine - Nature's First Aid kit

  • Sat 23rd June 2018.
    Course starts at 10am - 4:30pm.
    Course fee (not including food and accommodation) £50.

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Course details

Your tutor for this course is Amanda Dean.

A practical, hands on introduction for the lay herbalist with an opportunity to work with an experienced medical herbalist to build on your skills and knowledge.

Who this course is for: It’s for you if you are interested in herbs and want to build your confidence using them effectively to promote and maintain your own and your family’s health. This course will be suitable for you whether you are already using herbs or not.

What you will learn:

• Getting started with herbal medicine – safety, sustainability, plant identification and a tried and tested range of herbs for common ailments.
• How to gather, store and prepare your own herbal remedies to make sure they are of high quality and efficacy.
• How to make infusions, decoctions, tinctures, ointments and poultices.
• Practical sessions making herbal remedies
• Herb walks around the site, getting to know some of the plants both cultivated and wild at CAT, a site of exceptional biodiversity.
• How to use herbs in practice – choosing which herbs to use and dosage considerations.
• A different therapeutic focus for each day in the course: an introduction to herbal medicine; herbs and strategies for immunity and winter wellness; stress and resilience; digestion and finally, first aid.

Why you need to do this course: Gain confidence, learn tried and tested remedies, working alongside an experienced medical herbalist, get hands-on practical experience, identify herbs in their habitat at CAT which is an exceptional site for biodiversity.

Nature’s First Aid Kit!

Whether you are out on a walk and get stung by a horsefly or camping and cut yourself cooking, remedies abound for use in herbal first aid. You will learn about some of the contents of “nature’s first aid kit”, available almost everywhere!
Herbs to staunch bleeding, prevent infection, speed healing, relieve bites, stings, burns and bruises.
Poultices for bruises, sprains, strains and splinters. Ointments, creams, liniments and compresses.
We’ll look at what herbal remedies you might add to your first aid kit, covering basic provisions for you and your family.
In our practical session we will make poultices as well as making a healing herbal ointment for you to take home.

Things you need to know

You must be over the age of 18 years when this course starts.

Booking, Fees and Cancellation policy

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• Book Online- the “Book online” button is either below, or in the top right corner of the screen and follow the instructions.

• Call the Courses Department on 01654 704 966 with your bank card details.


Our course fees include tuition and materials, unless otherwise stated.

Please also note our Cancellation & Refund Policy
a) 1 day course fees are non-refundable.
b) CAT reserves the right to cancel any courses. Deposits and fees will be returned in full should this happen.

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