Introduction to Herbal Medicine – Sunday 9 Feb 2014

Kristin DayLearn how to use culinary and common herbs as Herbal medicine Increase your understanding of the benefits and science of herbal medicine for nutrition, weight control, allergies and sensitivities, anti-oxidants, using herbs and herbal extracts for therapy and prevention. This course includes practical elements in herb identification, use and application and well as a detailed list of different herbs and their medicinal and other effects. One day course, Sunday 9 February at Caroola Farm $195, or $170 early-bird (for first 10 bookings only)  Course outline:

  • What are herbs?
  • History of herbal medicine…  calendula
  • Herbs for home Use – Uses of common culinary and common herbs as Herbal medicine
  • Herbs used in permaculture that can be used as food and medicine
  • Herbs in the wild /weeds used as herbs
  • Practical Herbal first aid – Herbal 1st aid kit
  • Herbs oils and homoeopathics to keep on hand
  • Kick a germ Joy juice recipe – prevention is best
  • Green smoothies – what this contains and why
  • Herbal salve recipe – learn how to make

IMG_6516Archaeological evidence indicates that the use of medicinal plants dates at least to the Paleolithic, approximately 60,000 years ago. Written evidence of herbal remedies dates back over 5,000 years, to the Sumerians, who created lists of plants. A number of ancient cultures wrote on plants and their medical uses. In ancient Egypt, herbs are mentioned in Egyptian medical papyri, depicted in tomb illustrations, or on rare occasions found in medical jars containing trace amounts of herbs.[1] The earliest known Greek herbals were those of Diocles of Carystus, written during the 3rd century B.C, and one by Krateuas from the 1st century B.C. The documentation of herbs and their uses was a central part of both Western and IMG_6518Eastern medical scholarship through to the 1600s, and these works played an important role in the development of the science of botany Modern medicine began a move away from herbal treatments in the 19th century, in favor of treatments based on evidence gathered using the scientific method. Plant-derived chemical compounds remained an important part of medical treatment. Despite this shift, many people continue to employ various forms of traditional or alternative medicine. In particular, the use of herbs to treat disease is almost universal among non-industrialized societies. About your instructor 012Kristin Day Kristin has been a Medical Herbalist and Nutritionist since 1991, and has had a successful practice for over 20 years. She has worked closely with other modalities such as Remedial therapy, Osteopathy, Chiropractic’s and Acupuncture. Kristin is a qualified Nutritionist, Iridologist, has a Diploma of Medical science, is certified in flowers essences, homeopathy and kinesiology amongst other things. She also has a keen interest and extensive knowledge in both Chinese and Western herbal medicine. Kristin consulted and presented seminars on detoxification and Nutrition at Australia’s premier Health retreat ‘The Golden Door’ in the Hunter Valley, before moving back to the Southern tablelands where she was born. Kristin is a keen permaculturalist and gardener and is growing and manufacturing her own herbal medicine for her practice.  She has a great affinity with herbs -instinctively knowing their innate healing properties.  She is now the proud owner of 130 acres in the Tarago area which she is lovingly regenerating with permaculture Book Now! (early bird discount of $170 applies to first 10 registrations only)

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