Courses

A half day certificate course with Herbalist and Grower Ross Hennessy at his Medicinal Herb farm Bareroot Botanicals in  North Co. Sligo.

This course is aimed at the organic farmer or wildcrafter who wishes to grow/harvest medicinal crops ans sell them for processing into Herbal medicines for human use. We have to follow GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) standards in our processing facility and GACP with growing and harvesting. This is a requirement from Irish regulators the HPRA (Health Products Regulatory Authority) and insures full trace-ability back to the seed source for each medicinal product. Following GACP standards insures that only the highest quality plants are grown and harvested at their optimal times. The course content is compiled from years of crop trials that Ross has carried out and up to date European guidelines.

We will cover the following topics on the day:

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Learn how to care for and nourish your skin from the inside and out using nutrition and your own herbal homemade beauty products. This course will teach you about the needs of your skin at every stage of life and how to care for it naturally.

During this day class you will learn:

  • How to look after you skin by cleansing the liver and lymphatic system.
  • The importance of using all natural, good enough to eat, products on your skin.
  • Skin nourishing nutrition - what foods are beneficial for your skin and why. Which herbs are specific for skin health and how to incorporate them into your skin care making.
  • Herbal oils - making your own from plants and an introduction to and sampling of different oils and their properties for making your own skincare products
  • Natural suncreens - how to be sun safe
  • Natural hair care - alternatives to chemical shampoos and conditioners

During this course you will be testing:

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A practical course run over two days on how to make a range of herbal remedies. Learn to make your own herbal creams, ointments, glycerites, syrups, compresses and more.

This course is very hands on where each participant makes their own remedies from fresh and dried plant material from our herb garden.

You will learn:

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This talk teaches you natural healthcare for your child and how to make simple natural and herbal remedies for common ailments in babies and children.

This course takes you through common ailments for babies and toddlers and how you can effectively treat these with herbs, simple home remedies and nutrition. We will also discuss how to incorporate immune boosting foods and herbs into your child's diet for better health.

Conditions include: colic, constipation, diarrhoea, stomach upsets,teething, reflux, earache, coughs, chest infections, colds & flu, low immunity, eczema, cradle cap, nappy rash, cuts and wounds, burns. We will also discuss infectious diseases like chicken pox, how to recognise the signs and symptoms and simple home remedies that alleviate these. You will be introduced to different herbs for the ailments and safe use of essential oils.

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