This course has concessions available

Herbs And Nutrition For A Healthy Digestive System

The role of the digestive system is fundamental to our overall health. The study of herbalism incorporates nutrition. Over these sessions we will take a journey through our digestive systems, look at major food groups, common ailments and how we can work with medicinal plants, diet and lifestyle to maintain good health and help improve our overall wellbeing.

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Who is this course for

For those who have some background knowledge of working with medicinal plants in tea form - infusions and decoctions. Some previous experience of attending herbal workshops or courses is desirable.

What does this course cover

Anatomy of the digestive system;
Common complaints of the digestive system, for e.g. IBS
Herbs that support the digestive system
Recommendations for a healthy balanced diet
Simple herbal preparations
Safe detoxification

Students should be able to choose an appropriate herb for one specific complaint of the digestive system and be able to describe how to make a simple herbal preparation by the end of the course.

What will it be like

The methods of teaching and learning include formal teaching, questions and answers, brainstorming, discussion, group and pair work and some individual work.
A handout will be provided at the end of the session.
Students are assessed informally through observation, their level of questioning and an-swering, and through feedback.

What else do you need to buy or do

A cup for tea tasting, a herbal reference book, notebook & pen
A 300ml sterile glass jar with lid.

What this course could lead to

Student's may be interested in other herbal medicine and body systems courses being offered at the centre. Diet and Nutrition and other complementary health courses are also available.

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This course has concessions available for people who meet certain criteria

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