New Forest Centre Holds Workshop on Herbs for the Medicine Cupboard

The world is full of information on herbal remedies and many people would like to know more.

Rachel Heathcote is holding a Saturday workshop on the top 10 herbs for your medicine cabinet on Saturday 9th May 10am to 1pm at The New Forest Centre in Lyndhurst

The plants which grow around us provide a wonderful medicine chest.

This is a hands-on talk and demonstration which will teach you about essential herbs to keep at home for treating common ailments.

Workshop making elderberry syrup
Workshop making elderberry syrup

You will look at making some simple preparations including elderberry cordial, calendula macerated oil, lemon balm tincture and herbal baths, and go home with samples, recipe and information handouts.

This is a rare chance to meet and listen to Rachel who is a qualified Medical Herbalist with over 12 years experience

Booking is essential and places are limited so please ring 02380 283444 to book – The cost of the workshop is £30 per person.

About Rachel Heathcote

Rachel is a qualified Medical Herbalist with 12 years experience practising in Salisbury and Ringwood.

Her passion for nature, plants and natural health started at a very young age. she have a clear memory of going with her Mother to visit a Herbalist and thinking how amazing it was that plants had specific healing properties.

This spark of interest continued to grow and years later she studied for a degree in Herbal Medicine (Phytotherapy) at The College of Phytotherapy in Sussex.

The four year full-time course included both medical sciences, plant sciences and a minimum of 500 hours clinical training in Sussex and London. She qualified with BSc (Hons) Phytotherapy in 2001.

Rachel is a registered member of The National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH) and work with their code of ethics and practice. As a member she has insurance with Balens and also undertake regular continued professional development (CPD) training.

She currently spend most of her time seeing patients on a one to one basis and dispensing medicines.

As well as private practice she has also spent time teaching Herbal Medicine throughout the Southwest as a consultant for Bio-Health Ltd, worked as Manager for Neal’s Yard Remedies in Salisbury, written health articles for a variety of magazines and taught variety of herbal workshops.

She is always keen to share her passion about Herbal Medicine with more people.

For further information please visit The New Forest Centre website