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HERBAL MEDICINE WEEK

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With midsummer comes the time to explore and celebrate all things herbal! This week, I’ll be posting things we can do to become more aware of our amazing herbs and what they can do, as well as discover the rich tapestry of our herbal traditions and history. Meanwhile, enjoy the lovely image above which was created by a talented fellow herbalist!


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AN HOUR WITH THE HERBS!

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This coming Thursday 18 June, there will be an “Introduction to Herbs” course!  It’s at Tonbridge Adult Education from 12-1pm so come along, bring your lunch and enjoy a cup of herbal tea while learning about herbal medicine!

You can book online here: Tonbridge Adult Education

Or telephone: 0845 606 5606

p.s. the little picture above is a sneak preview of one of the herbs we’ll be talking about!  Isn’t it beautiful?  Do you know what it is?


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MEDITATION OR MEDICATION?

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If you’re at a loose end in Tunbridge Wells tomorrow afternoon, why not come along and join Claire and me at Neal’s Yard Remedies, Mount Pleasant Road for another uplifting hour of meditation with the herbs!  We promise that you’ll leave with a sense of calm and balance – feelings which don’t end when our meditation session ends.  According to research, meditation can help carry you more calmly through your day and can even improve certain medical conditions.

Just drop in for 2pm or telephone the store to reserve a space: 01892 524 523

We hope to see you!


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CLEAVERS

cleaversI have been enjoying (and harvesting) quite a lot of cleavers lately – they are growing everywhere at the moment. Galium aparine (also known as goosegrass or sticky willy – it’s a very clingy herb!), is a herb known for its nutritive, diuretic, lymphatic and cooling properties and it’s full of chlorophyll and vitamin C – a great tonic so make the most of it while it’s readily available.


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AROMATHERAPY AT THE SOUTH LONDON BOTANICAL INSTITUTE

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Have you ever wanted to learn more about aromatherapy and essential oils?  Then I know just the place for you!  A lovely friend of mine is running a hands-on workshop at the South London Botanical Institute this summer. She is extremely knowledgeable and caring and I know from experience that you will come away enthused and nourished by what you learn with her.  Definitely an event not to be missed!

Places are limited and booking up fast, so here are the details:

Date: 15th August
Time: 14:30 – 16:30
Cost: £15
Venue: South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road, London, SE24 9AQ

How to Book
Phone: 020 8 674 5787
Email: info@slbi.org.uk


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MEDITATION AND HERBS

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Why not take some time out to meditate with the herbs? On Sunday 29 March 2015, come and spend an hour with Claire, myself and the herbs to help deepen your meditation and sense of wellbeing – we’ll be at Neal’s Yard Remedies in Tunbridge Wells from 2-3pm. Numbers limited so to book your place, telephone the store on:  01892 524 523 Really hope to see you there!