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Herbal Medicine - Introduction - Morning Option - SPRING 22 ONLY

People's College

Tutor: Bernie Mc Cormick, BSc (Hons) Herbal Medicine, Diploma in Applied Chemistry.

  • Date: Feb 02, 2022 - May 11, 2022
  • Day: Wednesday
  • Time : 11.00am - 12.30pm
  • Category: Health and Fitness, Stress Management
  • Venue : To be confirmed closer to the start of term
  • Cost: €110 for twelve classes

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Course details

Herbalism, or herbal medicine, is the use of plants to maintain health, prevent disease and manage illness. Plants have formed the basis for medical treatment through much of human history. This course will introduce students to Herbal Medicine. You will learn what Herbal Medicine is and about some common plants that grow in the fields and gardens around us and their traditional and current uses in supporting health.
It will introduce the student to:
• Herbs from the Irish Medicine tradition – Cleavers, Dandelion, Elder, Hawthorn, Nettle, Yarrow and Marshmallow.
• The medicinal properties of some common culinary herbs such as; Ginger, Rosemary, Thyme and Turmeric.
• Herbs that aid digestion, the respiratory system and herbs that support the immune system.
• Herbs that support women’s health.
• The actions of herbs – Astringent, Anti-inflammatory, Bitter, Calming and Demulcent.
• Balms, ointments and creams, teas and tinctures.
• Commonly-used herbs in two traditional Asian medical systems; Ayurveda, the traditional Indian medicine (TIM) and Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).
• Herbal First Aid.
• Safety and dosage; children and the elderly. Discussion is encouraged.
This course includes a guided visit to a Herb garden on a Saturday morning and ademon stration of making a simple cream with essential oils and infused oil with Marigold flowers.

Registration details
Please register online or call the office on 01 8735879

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Course added on: 05/07/2018
Details last updated on: 12/08/2021

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