the temperament garden

The Temperament Garden – 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

Herbal medicine practitioners suggest herb combinations to suit the constitution of the patient as well as address symptoms but how do you know what you need?

This course concentrates on the specific needs of participants according to their dominant humoral temperaments and identifying these can be great fun as well as enlightening.

During the day, we’ll explore how herbs are classified as heating, drying, cooling or moistening in various degrees and combinations. Having identified the herbs most suited to each participant, we’ll then investigate useful combinations to grow, and use in cookery and home remedies. Using a range of recipes, participants will also learn about heating, cooling, drying, moistening, when and how to balance them to achieve the most benefit.

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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Tue 16 July 2024






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