New: Herbal Medicine For Healthy Digestive System And Immune Health

An introduction to the digestive system and immune health. For each system we will look at the anatomy - form and function - and how we can work with medicinal plants, diet and lifestyle that can be useful to support these systems and our general wellbeing. Topics will include herbal, dietary and lifestyle strategies for supporting digestive & immune health.

Who is this course for

For the 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

A brief look at the anatomy of the digestive system. Common conditions that affect digestive health, e.g. We will look at strategies for managing IBS and acid indigestion
How to support your immune system and choose an appropriate supportive medicinal plant. Atopic allergies such as hay fever, asthma and eczema.
Recommendations for useful herbs, supportive nutrition and lifestyle for both the digestive and immune systems

Students should be able to choose an appropriate herb for one specific complaint of digestive or immune systems 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 handouts 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

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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Got a Question about this Course?

Contact The Departmental Administrator.

Why come to Mary Ward Centre?

Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference.   We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable.

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