Wild Medicine: Traditional Herbal Remedies from the Hedgerows
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Our forebears knew how to make a surprising variety of simple medicines from the plants found in the hedgerows, woods and fields all around us. These were used to relieve a variety of common complaints. From coughs and colds, bruises and sprains, chilblains, insect bites and stings to joint aches and pains, there was usually, 'a herb for that'. Recipes were frequently passed down for making oils, balms, tinctures, syrups and elixirs made from plants such as elder, rose, yarrow, vervain, hawthorn and meadowsweet. The tutor will take you on a journey to discover some of this old lore, how to identify plants, make some recipes and when to go and seek professional help.