Course Description

Herbal Medicine – Introduction – Morning class

People’s College for Continuing Education and Training

This course will introduce students to Herbal Medicine. You will learn what Western Herbal Medicine is and about common plants that grow in fields and gardens around us and the traditional and current uses in supporting health.

  • Date: Oct 04, 2019 – Jan 24, 2020
  • Day: Friday
  • Time : 11.00am – 12.30pm
  • Category: Health and Fitness, Stress Management
  • Venue : Teachers Club, 36 Parnell Square, Dublin 1
  • Cost: €110 for twelve classes


It will introduce the student to:

•Herbs from the Irish Medicine tradition – Dandelion, Nettle, Yarrow and Marshmallow.
•The medicinal properties of some common culinary herbs and herbs that aid digestion.
•Introduction to the actions of Herbs – Astringent, Bitter, Calming and Demulcent actions.
•Balms and creams, teas and tinctures.
•“Wicked Herbs” – Some herbs best avoided and why.
•The Medical Herbalist at work.
Discussion is encouraged.
This course includes a guided visit to a Herb garden on a Saturday morning and a demonstration of the making of a simple cream with essential oils and infused oil with marigold flowers.
This is a 24 week course divided into two terms of 12 weeks each.



College Name People’s College for Continuing Education and Training
Course Category Alternative Therapy
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 1
Course Start Date 4th October 2019
Course End Date 24th January 2020
Course Fee €110 for twelve classes
Course Duration 12 weeks
Course Times Friday 11am-12:30pm
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