Herbal healthcare

Herbal Healthcare For Immunity And Well-being

The Course

Prevention of disease has always been a goal in medicine, through holistic consideration of diet, exercise and supportive medicine as well as regimes involving powerful and debilitating medicines. From the time of the ancient Greeks, the role of ‘immoderate passions’ including anger and fear has been known to affect mental and physical well-being. Historical guidance includes syrups, elixirs and infusions as well as eating, inhaling or smoking herb to help with stress alongside advice on mental attitude and activities to support a positive outlook.

This course will look at recipes and regimens from the past in the light of modern scientific research and personal experiences. It will include possible solutions to help you combat infectious disease, sleep better, relax and ease anxiety. Herbs featured in recipes will include rose, lemon verbena, elder, betony, skullcap, vervain, orange flower, clove pink, cleavers, clove, rosemary, cowslips and saffron. Aromatic waters, medicinal wines, syrup, teas and scented mixes will make this an enjoyable day in a relaxing atmosphere.

The Tutor

Christina Stapley BSc (Hons) MCPP is now a retired qualified medical herbalist with a degree in Phytotherapy (plant therapy). She has grown some 300 herbs, studied and used them for over 30 years. Her Hampshire garden was featured on television several times. She has written three books on cultivating and using herbs in cookery, fragrant recipes, wines and liqueurs, crafts and home remedies. Christina has also edited and interpreted a 17th century book of cookery and physic recipes. Christina now lives in Wiltshire and teaches History of Western Herbal Medicine, Pharmacognosy and Materia Medica for the School of Herbal Medicine. In 2021 her two volumes of The Tree Dispensary were published by Aeon Books.

Participant Information

Please bring with you a pen and paper and suitable clothing footwear as you will spend part of the day outside. The course may take place in an historic building which can be cool, it is advisable to wear warm layers.

Fee & Refreshments

£75 per person, including tuition, teas and coffees. Please let the Museum know in advance of any dietary requirements. The Museum café will be open for lunch or alternatively participants can bring their own packed lunch.

This course is fully booked.  Please email courses@wealddown.co.uk or call 01243 811021 if you wish to be added to the waiting list.

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Thu 16 June 2022






Herbal & Garden