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    Introduction to Herbal Medicine

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    This introductory course will look at ways in which Herbal Medicine has been in use for centuries and how it has become even more vital in the 21st century.

    Course Information

    • Qualification: E & O Certificate
    • Course Code: E82630 / O82630
    • Start Date: 13/05/2019
    • Duration: Easton - 8 Weeks & Otley 6 weeks
    • Campus: Easton, Otley
    • Cost:£220

    Throughout the course you'll enjoy the tasting and experience of traditionally used herbs and we will explore how they can help the physical body as well as improve mental and emotional imbalances.

    Teas, tinctures and topical applications of herbs will be looked at using a variety of native herbs found in the wild (such as burdock and meadowsweet) or grown in gardens (such as lavender and dandelion) as well as some found in our kitchen cupboards (such as turmeric and ginger).

    We are surrounded by a ready supply of medical herbs and from this course you will have the confidence to identify those that may be ideal for you.

    The aims of this course are:

    • To raise awareness of the history, uses of herbs and how to prepare herbal medicine
    • To identify 10+ local common herbs and wildflowers
    • To be aware of the how herbs have been used, from being the earliest form of medicine to date
    • To understand the actions and uses of 10+herbs. How taste is important
    • To understand herbs within the naturopathic and holistic approach and gain an Iridology assessmen
    • To learn ways to prepare herbs to use medicinally and make own herbal tincture
    • To identify, learn and study specifically, about 10+common herbal plants and their possible medicinal uses. Burdock, Comfrey, Dandelion, Elder, Hawthorn, Lavender, Mullein, Meadowsweet, Nettle

    Further Info

    For more information or to book please contact our Admissions Team on 08000 224 556 or email


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    For students resident in England and aged 18 and under on 31 August, before they are due to start their course in September, then your full time course fees are fully funded. For students aged 19 and over, and those looking to study a short course, please contact the College Admissions Team for more details on 08000 224556.

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