February 28, 2014

A new course for Summer 2014… Wild Plants for First Aid and Wellbeing

For a long time Rose and I have been very interested in the health benefits of wild plants. Last year we were very lucky to meet up with medicinal herbalist Sarah Hughes and together we have developed a one day course as an introduction to the world of wild medicinal plants in the UK and there possible uses as part of a healthy lifestyle .

Wild Plants for First Aid and Wellbeing Extra Day course – June 5th 2014herbs of summer cropped sml

You wouldn’t believe the healing properties of so many of our native wild plants. This course will show you how to identify and use over 30 of the plants in our woods and hedgerows. We are lucky to have Sarah Hughes Medical Herbalist teaching along with our very own Rose. The day is held in our private wood and involves short walks and talks, demonstrations and some hands on experience making herbal remedies. Together we will be making herbal ointment and a hair tonic for you to take home, poultices for you to try and detox drinks and teas for you to taste. There will be hot drinks supplied and a light lunch of Wild greens soup and herb bread. Places are limited to 12
Sarah Hughes lectures part-time at Newcastle University on the MSc in Medicinal Plants and Functional Foods and is a truly inspirational teacher.SarahHughes She will show us plants that are pain killers, plants that heal wounds, even a plant that cures a nose bleed!
That’s in the morning, then after lunch we look at the benefits that can be gained by using wild plants in your daily life from natural sleep remedies to immunity boosters and a hair strengthener.
To book this course please follow the link back to our website www.tastethewild/one-offcourses
The course will be held at our own private wood near Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire. Directions will be sent to you on booking. Please dress for the weather and wear suitable outdoor shoes.

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