The Forest Farm Peace Garden now has its own resident Herbalist – Debbie Syrett who is a Western Medical Herbalist with all the necessary impressive-sounding letters after her name.
Her passion is to give people back the knowledge their grandmother’s had. She wants to demonstrate that you don’t need to run to the chemist or the GP for pharmaceutical drugs every time you get a cold, diarrhoea or an upset stomach. You can use natural, safe products that you’ve probably already got in your kitchen cupboards or that you can find in your local supermarket.
So she is having a series of informal workshops up at the Farm.
The first one, on Sunday, 10th August (at 11:00am) “Looking after your family safely with herbs – Understanding how to use herbs for Health” will give you some information about what herbs do and how to use them
The second workshop, on 17th August (at 11:00) will be the first one on simple medicine making “Herbs for First Aid”.
Thereafter she is looking for suggestions on what subjects you would find interesting. A special interest of hers is ‘Obesity, diet and Diabetes’.
IMPORTANT: Not to end with a ‘downer’ but please, please consult with a professional before taking herbs, particularly if you are already on any pharmaceutical drugs or have a serious medical condition – they are not all benign and safe.
The Herb Society