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Herbal Medicine - Introduction

-Created 24-08-2020

Healthcare / Medical / Nursing

location Teachers Club, 36 Parnell Square, Dublin 1

Course Title:   Herbal Medicine - Introduction
Course Category:   Healthcare / Medical / Nursing
Duration:   12 weeks
Course Content
It will introduce the student to:
• Herbs from the Irish Medicine tradition – Cleavers, Dandelion, Elder, Hawthorn, Nettle, Yarrow and Marshmallow.
• The medicinal properties of some common culinary herbs such as; Ginger, Rosemary, Thyme and Turmeric.
• Herbs that aid digestion, the respiratory system and herbs that support the immune system.
• Herbs that support women’s health.
• The actions of herbs – Astringent, Anti-inflammatory, Bitter, Calming and Demulcent.
• Balms, ointments and creams, teas and tinctures.
• Commonly-used herbs in two traditional Asian medical systems; Ayurveda, the traditional Indian medicine (TIM) and Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).
• Herbal First Aid.
• Safety and dosage; children and the elderly. Discussion is encouraged.
This course includes a guided visit to a Herb garden on a Saturday morning and ademon stration of making a simple cream with essential oils and infused oil with Marigold flowers.
Herbalism, or herbal medicine, is the use of plants to maintain health, prevent disease and manage illness. Plants have formed the basis for medical treatment through much of human history. This course will introduce students to Herbal Medicine. You will learn what Herbal Medicine is and about some common plants that grow in the fields and gardens around us and their traditional and current uses in supporting health.
Course provider information
Contact person:   Peoples College
Course Email:
Contact:   +353 (0)1 8735879
Institute:   Peoples College
Location:   Teachers Club, 36 Parnell Square, Dublin 1