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Making Herbal Remedies 2 Day Course

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:


  • Learn herbs specific for different systems of the body: Skin & lymphatic system; cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, digestive, respiratory and nervous systems - 24 herbs and their properties fully covered over the weekend and other plants introduced.
  • Common medical conditions for each of theses body systems and how to treat using herbal medicines.
  • How nutrition can be used to balance each of these systems of the body.
  • Meet the plants - live plants from our herb garden are used on the course.
  • Tastings of many herbal remedies including remedies we make over the two days.

Make YOURSELF and take home:

  • Herbal vinegar for the respiratory system
  • Herbal cream
  • Herbal tincture for the cardiovascular conditions
  • A herbal glycerite for digestive complaints
  • Aches and pains ointment for sore muscles
  • Herbal Bath bombs for the nervous system


There will also be demonstrations of making herbal oils and other simple remedies throughout both days with tastings.

Full notes and recipe handouts. A vegetarian lunch from our garden veg is included each day and herbal teas and treats. As this course is held on our herb farm and nursery there is an option to buy plants on the day. 10 participants taken on this course. Unlike many other courses on making herbal remedies this course is not just demonstrations. You will be making your own individual remedies from a range of home grown medicinal plants.

Dates: TBC for 2018 please contact us if you have interest in this course
Location: Bareroot Botanicals Herb Farm, Cliffoney, Co. Sligo
Price includes all materials, a large vegetarian lunch from our garden veg and herbal teas and treats.


About Bareroot Botanicals

Bareroot Botanicals is a nursery and herb farm based in Co. Clare which specialises in medicinal plants from around the world. It is owned and ran by Iona Herbal Herbalists Ross Hennessy and Marina Kesso.

We hope that through our nursery and the courses we run on the farm that we will empower people to use and grow these plants and see an ancient form of natural healing passed onto another generation.

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