Date(s) - 11/11/2018
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Chelsea Physic Garden
Living Medicine: Coughs, Colds & Allergies
Sunday 11th November 2018, 10am-4.30pm
This one-day workshop will cover:
How our immune system functions, understanding coughs, colds, allergies, identifying rose family, plant actions, remedy-making: inhalation, vapour rub, throat decoction spray & gargle.
This award-winning course is for anyone interested in healing plants and foods, health, gardening or working with communities. It includes discussion, tasting and identifying healing plants, practical remedy making and assessing your own health and diet. It’s about the pleasure of sharing knowledge, growing, eating, drinking and turning that plant into a simple remedy!
About Alex Laird BSc MCPP Founder Director, Living Medicine
Alex is a medical herbalist and founder of charity Living Medicine to enchant and reskill us all in the use of plants and food in everyday healthcare. She set up the first herbal clinic in hospital dermatology at Whipps Cross University Hospital, where she is tutor-practitioner to herbal BSc students. She has also practised at Breast Cancer Haven in London for 16 years. She is a council member of the College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy (CPP), and formerly of the Aromatherapy Organisations Council.
She has undertaken clinical research and is a visiting lecturer to universities including Westminster, East London and Hertfordshire. Originally a TV producer, she then worked as an aromatherapist for staff at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, with drug users and those with HIV while training as a medical herbalist. Her quest is how we create health in individuals and communities at all levels, physical, spiritual and environmental. www.livingmedicine.org