Bountiful Bristol Bulletin

Homemade Herbal Remedies: transforming plants into medicines. by nadiacatkinhillman
April 24, 2013, 1:22 pm
Filed under: Course, health, Uncategorized, Workshops
Homemade Herbal Remedies: transforming plants into medicines.
Tuesday 7th May, 6.30pm-9pm at Beatroot Café, 20-21 Lower Park Row, Bristol, BS1 5BN. Then fortnightly until July 2nd.
 This is a series of hands on, practical workshops enabling you to prepare, and apply, safe and effective herbal remedies from easily obtainable herbs found in your kitchen, garden and local hedgerow.  Each session we will get to know 3 – 4 different herbs in depth, and be making different types of remedies. There will be samples to take home available at no extra cost.
Tues 7th May: Plants in the Raw… Raw herbs as foods and fresh juices. An exploration of simple and obvious ways of taking herbs which are often overlooked.
Tues 21st May: Infusions, Decoctions and Tinctures… Experimental tea tasting. Drying and storing herbs for out of season use. Infusions vs decoctions. Simples and the art of blending. What are tinctures and how to make and take them.
Tues 4th June: Syrups and Medicinal Honey… Learn how to make immune boosting cough syrups for both dry, tickly and deep, chesty coughs.
Tues 18th June: Oils and Ointments... Making calendula oil for wounds and comfrey oil for sprains and strains. Turning the oils we’ve made into antiseptic and anti-inflammatory healing ointments.
Tues 2nd July: Creams… Learn the magic and art of cream making for cosmetic and medicinal use.
Olivia Cliff is a Medical Herbalist of 13 years standing with particular experience in treating acute conditions and first aid situations. She favors wild British herbs that can be found in hedgerows and growing through cracks in pavements, as well as common herbs and spices found in most kitchens.  She is experienced in the ethics of wild-crafting, loves growing plants and has been making remedies since graduating from mud pies as a child.
The total cost of the course is £125, including all materials.
Alternatively, each session can be attended as a standalone session at the cost of £30.
Concessions are available according to income and honesty.
To book a place contact:
Urban Fringe Dispensary at
or tel 01179 9276527 or 07976 350505

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