Healing through plants – Herbal Remedies from your Kitchen and Garden- Saturday 11th May

60,00100,00 inc. VAT

Course Description

Herbal Remedies from your Kitchen and Garden

Date: Saturday 11th May   Time: 10am – 4pm

Herbalism is the practice of using plants and plant extracts for medicinal purposes. It’s an ancient healing tradition that predates recorded history and is found in cultures around the world. Herbalism encompasses a wide range of practices, from traditional knowledge passed down through generations to modern scientific research on the therapeutic properties of plants.

  1. Identifying Medicinal Herbs: Participants will learn how to recognize various medicinal herbs, including common “weeds” found in their kitchen gardens or surrounding areas. This could include plants like dandelion, plantain, nettle, and others known for their medicinal properties.
  2. Understanding Plant Virtues: Each herb has its own unique set of virtues and medicinal properties. Participants will delve into the specific benefits of different herbs, such as their uses in healing common ailments, supporting overall health, and promoting well-being.
  3. Sustainable and Safe Harvesting: Harvesting herbs sustainably is essential for maintaining healthy ecosystems. Participants will learn ethical harvesting practices to ensure that they can gather herbs responsibly without harming the environment or depleting local plant populations. Safety considerations, such as identifying potential lookalikes or avoiding contaminated areas, will also be covered.
  4. Making Herbal Remedies: The course will offer hands-on instruction on how to create various herbal remedies at home. This could include techniques for making herbal teas, tinctures, salves, and infused oils. Participants will learn about different extraction methods and the best uses for each type of remedy.
  5. Rosemary Gladstar’s Fire Cider: Fire cider is a popular herbal remedy known for its immune-boosting properties. Participants will have the opportunity to make Rosemary Gladstar’s famous fire cider recipe together, learning about the specific ingredients and their health benefits.
  6. Making Herbal Teas and Infused Oils: Herbal teas and infused oils are simple yet effective ways to harness the healing power of plants. The course will offer a masterclass on how to create these remedies at home, including tips for selecting herbs, proper preparation methods, and storage techniques.
  7. Discussion and Q&A: Throughout the course, there will be ample time for discussion and questions. Participants can share their own experiences working with herbs, troubleshoot any challenges they encounter, and deepen their understanding of herbal medicine through group interaction.

Overall, this course aims to empower participants to become more self-sufficient in managing their health and well-being using natural remedies sourced from their own kitchens and gardens.

We work with a sliding to scale which means there are different rates

Our costing explained

Síolta Chroí is a social enterprise which means we want to generate profits so that we can reinvest it to support the work of ecosystem restoration across Ireland and international.

We want to make the courses accessible for as many people as possible while paying our facilitators a fair wage and supporting Síolta Chroí’s work.

The cost of our workshops are €80. We understand however that this might be above the financial means of some people. That is we offer a sliding scale of three different prices for our courses.

They are:

  • €100 if you can afford it and want to contribute to support another person with less disposable income take part
  • €80 the cost of running the training for the day
  • €60 if you want to take part but don’t have the disposable income.

This includes a light lunch from vegetable from Síolta Chroí’s garden.

The facilitators

Margaret Palmer (MSc Herbal medicine) is a Herbalist, Naturopath, Iridologist, Aromatherapist and Complementary Medicine practitioner with decades of experience in the natural health field.  Wild about herbs is her holistic medicine clinic based in rural Monaghan in a beautiful peaceful cabin.

Margaret specializes in empowering people to take care of their own health, through her fun, hands-on workshops on herbs, whole food cooking, and crafting natural skin care and personal care products. She also lectures at the College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM) in Dublin.

Why would you want Herbal Remedies from your Kitchen and Garden?

  1. Accessible Healthcare: Herbal remedies are often more accessible and affordable than conventional pharmaceuticals. Many medicinal herbs can be grown in home gardens or foraged from the wild, making them readily available to people regardless of their socioeconomic status.
  2. Holistic Approach: Herbalism takes a holistic approach to health and wellness, treating the root cause of illness rather than just alleviating symptoms. By addressing the underlying imbalances in the body, herbal remedies can support overall health and promote long-term well-being.
  3. Cultural Diversity: Herbalism encompasses a wide variety of plant species and healing traditions from different cultures and regions. Learning about herbalism allows us to appreciate the diversity of plant knowledge and healing practices that exist around the world.
  4. Sustainability: Herbalism promotes sustainable practices for harvesting and using plants. By learning how to ethically gather and cultivate medicinal herbs, we can help protect biodiversity and preserve natural ecosystems for future generations.
  5. Empowerment and Self-Care: Herbalism empowers individuals to take control of their own health and well-being. By learning how to make herbal remedies at home, people can become more self-sufficient in managing minor health issues and promoting wellness in their everyday lives.
  6. Complementary Medicine: Herbalism can complement conventional medical treatments and fill gaps in healthcare where conventional medicine may fall short. Integrating herbal remedies with modern healthcare practices can provide patients with more comprehensive treatment options.

Overall, herbalism offers a rich tapestry of plant-based healing traditions that continue to be relevant in today’s world. By embracing herbalism, we can tap into the natural healing power of plants and cultivate a deeper connection to the natural world.

Sliding Scale

€100, €80, €60