Join Megan Waddy (Medical herbalist) for a weekend intensive to herbal medicine. Medicinal plants are an important part of our lives and can be used safely and effectively to support the mind, body and spirit.
During this course, you will be provided with tools to you with the tools navigate the world of herbal medicine, including:
-Introduction to plant medicines: terminology, ethical harvesting practices, herbal preparations and safety profiles
-Herbal remedies for common conditions (gastrointestinal, respiratory, immune, skin and nervous system)
-Ethical harvesting and wildcrafting
-Herbal medicine making
-Herbal medicine is a hands-on practice; individuals will be given the opportunity to experience and connect with plants using all of the senses: looking, smelling, touching, tasting and feeling the energetics of individual plants.
Saturday April 27th
-What is herbal medicine?
-Plant spirit connection
-The various ways to use plants medicinally: teas (infusions and decoctions), tinctures, syrups, capsules, essential oils and flower essences
-Learn herbal terminology (plant actions)
-Overview of the digestive system & herbal remedies for common digestive concerns including gas and bloating, diarrhea, constipation, heartburn, nausea.
-Overview of the nervous system & herbal remedies for stress, anxiety, low moods
-Experience the organoleptic qualities of plants: using all of your senses to connect and identify plants
Sunday April 28th
-Overview of the immune system & herbal remedies for common ailments including weakened immune system, upper respiratory tract infections (the common cold), acute and chronic infections, and fevers.
-Overview of the immune system and the skin & herbal remedies for eczema, cuts, scrapes, bruises, skin infections (bacterial, fungal and viral). Ex. Athletes foot, cold sore, head lice, staph. Discussion of helpful herbal remedies in a home herbal first aid kit.
Date: April 27 & 28th 2019
Location: 166 Station street (Collective Space)