In this course you will learn how to:
- Set up and use your own herbal apothecary.
- Make a lovely selection of safe herbal remedies to ease common ailments.
- Make and use a range of nourishing herbal preparations.
- Use herbal first aid.
- Set up a herbal medicine chest.
- Safely, ethically and legally make home remedies.
The short podcast introduces you to this course.
Common kitchen materials and tools are used throughout the course, to save you time and money. Having a tiny city kitchen myself, I find it essential that my recipes and methods can be made in small spaces with very little equipment. In fact, I make many of the herbal preparations outside in parks and gardens, perhaps you will try that too.
Healthy respect for herbs
I know that with correct use, herbs can help us to be strong, flexible and vibrant. Herbs have an important place in today's healthcare although their misuse can also cause great harm. Some herbs can be easily overused, some interact with prescription medicines and others can cause more harm than good in certain individuals. I believe passionately in teaching people to help themselves to a state of great health by incorporating common, local nourishing herbs into their lives. I also have a great respect for modern medicine so I do not encourage anyone to shun professional medical help when they need it.
My primary aim is to empower you to become more involved in managing your own health. This course will equip you with skills needed to help yourself more often, through using simple nourishing herbs and remedies for minor ailments. If you are not already, I encourage you to become an active participant in keeping yourself healthy and happy, rather than placing all responsibility for your health in the hands of others. As mentioned in the Healing module, the Wise Woman way involves nourishment and looking for answers within as well as seeking external help when needed.
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