The hidden powers of the pea family

The Hidden Powers of the Pea Family – SOLD OUT

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.

The Course

This course explores the hidden powers of the pea family. From soya beans, lentils, chick peas and peanuts to fenugreek, senna and much more, many of us use foods from this family regularly. Be it in recipes, medicinal uses or even to dye silk their uses are widespread.

During the day, you will learn about their properties, explore how they can be used for blood sugar control, oestrogen deficiency, bladder and bowel complaints, insomnia, adrenal exhaustion and lymphatic support and have a chance to make up recipes.

The Tutor

Christina Stapley BSc (Hons) MCPP is a retired qualified medical herbalist with a degree in Phytotherapy (plant therapy). She has grown, studied and used over 300 herbs and has written three books on cultivating and using herbs in cookery, fragrant recipes, wines and liqueurs, crafts and home remedies. She 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.

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.

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Mon 17 July 2023






Herbal & Garden