Practical Medicine Making with Hedge Herbs

Tue 14th May 2019
6:30pm - 8:30pm

The Hornbeam Café

Regular practical herbal pharmacy series with Hedge Herbs!

Beginners’ herbal medicine making with seasonal, local healing plants.

Learn how to make potent medicinal preparations with wild harvested and cultivated herbs for your home and community use: infusions & decoctions, tinctures, vinegars, syrups, powders for internal use and washes, compresses, poultices, plasters, infused oils, liniments, balms & creams for external use.

Build and share communal practical skills with natural materials and learn different methods and techniques for creating effective and personalised medicines for your body, mind and soul.

Facilitated by medical herbalist Rasheeqa Ahmad, we will learn the key herbal remedies that are easily practiced at home, exchange knowledge with each other, draw on a long tradition of skill and craft as well as contemporary research and developments to co-create medicines we can rely upon.  And have lots of fun!

When: Tuesdays 7, 14 and 21 May, 6.30-8.30pm
Cost: £90 / £75 (pay the rate you can best afford)

All recipes & materials provided; take home 2 preparations each session

For info or to book a place, please contact Rasheeqa on 07784 506494 or email

‘I’ve been telling everyone about how much I got out of the course and how important these classes were to me thinking more seriously about the role of herbal medicine and where this could lead..

‘I left feeling confident in taking the skills learnt through each class to prepare my own herbal infusions, tincture, oils, balms and creams. In my opinion, it was the perfect combination of ‘hands on’ and theoretical learning, with informative take home notes which I used to continue study and learning at home.

‘Thanks for creating a welcoming, accessible and engaging series, Rasheeqa!’