Wild medicine

For thousands of years we have depended on plants to provide the essentials of life - food, shelter, clothing, fuel and medicine.  In many respects little has changed.  For most of the world's population, plant medicine is still mainstream medicine.  Now many in the more developed world are looking again at ways in which plant medicine can offer them a naturally healthy life.

In the world today we face challenges such as pollution, stress, drug resistance and side-effects, and modern diseases of affluence such as obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure.  At the same time, we know more about our own bodies, and how we should protect them.  So it is not surprising that more and more people look to the benefits of herbal medicine.  This works with the body's natural defence systems in a gentle and well-tolerated way, to provide long-term relief from both physical and mental disorders.

Herbal medicine will play an increasingly important part in our personal healthcare, so it is good to know that experts in the field are available to help.

NB  This course is now full, but you can go on the waiting list by emailing me on [email protected] and leaving your mobile phone numbers.


Comments from past participants:


A wonderfully full experiential day with plenty of practical application and goodies to take home!  I will definitely use more of these ideas at home.  Thank you, Lisa.

Great Day, really enjoyed it, learnt a lot, which will be used.  Wonderful lunch and idyllic setting.  Thank you.

This was a brilliant day well spent.  The course was practical, informative and very enjoyable.  Assington Mill is a truly special place.  A small slice of heaven.

Wonderful and inspiring as always.  Vanessa is a superb tutor – extremely knowledgeable and she delivered the course in a fun and enthusiastic manner.  Anne and Bob are brilliant hosts, the food was absolutely delicious and Assington Mill is a truly inspiring venue.  I thoroughly enjoyed my day here again.  Thank you.

An excellent course.  Very interesting and informative.  I have really enjoyed the day and look forward to attending the winter course.

Very interesting course.  There was a lot of useful information and practical skills that I can take away and use.  Lunch was lovely.  Susan D.

Greatly enjoyed another wonderful day at Assington Mill.  Lovely place and people.

Excellent informative, a great day.  Learnt a lot.  Lovely lady.

Learnt so much today about using plants that are commonly available so going home to fill the garden with nettles.  They have so many uses.  Excellent style of tuition, relaxed and informative, showing that wild medicine doesn’t have to be an exact science.  Wonderful lumnch, nettle soup freshly picked by ourselves and gorgeous salads.  Another great day at Assington Mill.  Thank you.


Jude Greenan & Vanessa Neville MNIMH
Saturday, 22 September, 2018

Times10 - 5.00


What to Bring

In September, pick and freeze blackberries, elderberries and hawthorn berries, and bring them with you.

Notepad essential.

Wellies or strong boots for walking in long grass and maybe mud.

Waterproof clothes.