Medicinal Herbs in Historical Practice


A day course at Holt Wood in Devon where you can learn about medicinal herbs in historical practice.



A day course at Holt Wood in North Devon where you can learn about medicinal herbs in historical practice. From medieval folklore to seventeenth-century recipes – join this day course to explore the plants of field, hedgerow and woodland which our ancestors may have used to treat wounds and disease. During this day we discuss historical views of health and illness, see a variety of medicinal plants, and hear about their use in folklore and historical recipes. You will also see how to make a variety of traditional preparations such as poultices and distilled waters. For further details of our other courses see our Holt Wood Courses 2019 leaflet. This day course is an ideal event to accompany the Harvesting from the Medicinal Forest Garden day course or the Designing a Medicinal Forest Garden day course.


The cost of this course is inclusive of learning materials and refreshments. Full details and joining instructions will be sent on booking. Not included are accommodation and travel. Let us know if you would like our accommodation list.

Your guide is Anne Stobart, MCPP, PhD, a medical herbalist, herb grower and historical researcher with published books including Household Medicine in Seventeenth-Century England (Bloomsbury, 2016).


Choose your date from:

Thursday 6 June 2019, 10.30-4           NO FURTHER PLACES AVAILABLE

OR Saturday 22 June 2019, 10.30-4    NO FURTHER PLACES AVAILABLE

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