Herbal self-care: sleep, anxiety and fatigue

Sunday 13 October 2019


The course

In this day we will explore the following topics: how our nerves and hormones function, understanding insomnia, anxiety, fatigue and headaches, plant actions, identifying the bean family food and herb knowhow kit and make remedies including an essential oils bath and pillow tincture.

The tutor

Alex Laird is a medical herbalist and set up the first herbal clinic in hospital dermatology at Whipps Cross University Hospital, where she is tutor-practitioner to herbal BSc students. She also practises at The Haven, London’s breast cancer support centre. She is a council member of the College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy (CPP), and formerly of the Aromatherapy Organisations Council. She has undertaken clinical research and is a visiting lecturer to universities including Westminster, East London and Hertfordshire. Originally a TV producer, she then worked as an aromatherapist for staff at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, with drug users and those with HIV while training as a medical herbalist. Her quest is how we create health in individuals and communities at all levels, physical, spiritual and environmental.

Participant information

Everything will be provided. You may wish to bring a notepad and pen as well as suitable outdoor clothing as part of the course will be outside.


£85 per person, including tuition, teas and coffees and entry to the Museum. If you have any dietary requirements please let us know in advance.


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