HERB GROUP - Exploring Plant Medicines
ALNWICK HERBAL GROUP – Exploring Plant Medicines.
Over the past 3 years, the Alnwick Herb Group have discussed over 30 individual herbs – their uses, scientific evidence of efficacy, pharmacology, identification, and history. The discussions have covered herbs for joint, respiratory and digestive health and problems; first aid herbs; herbs to support immunity and treat infections; herbs to promote and protect mental health; herbs used for pain management and to reduce inflammation. We have looked at herbs such as cannabis and turmeric in terms of the scientific evidence for their use, formats and dosages and their complementarity.
The group members determine what we discuss and we will continue to follow their interests, expanding into plants in our diets as nutrition as well as medicine.
The Alnwick group made a large contribution to a Regional Project titled ‘A 21st Century Northumbrian Herbal’. Results from this project can be found at 21st Century Northumbria Herbal - this is a direct link to the appropriate page on the Regional Website.
FREQUENCY AND VENUE
Classes are held in the co-ordinator’s house which is in central Alnwick and close to a bus stop.
Whilst current classes are via zoom, we will be focussing on identification of plants growing in this area. Zoom classes take place on the 1st Wednesday of the month. They start at 4pm and usually last up to 2 hours with questions and discussions a very important element in the class. Future face to face meetings should be at the same time.
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|2021||Programme Dates 2021. Meetings by ZOOM unless advised otherwise|
|March 2nd||A Virtual Walk looking at Plants and Herbs Growing in Northumberland in Early to Mid Spring - identification and uses.||ZOOM|
|April 6th||A Virtual Walk looking at Plants and Herbs Growing in Late Spring/Early Summer - identification and uses||ZOOM|
|May 4th||A Virtual Walk looking at Plants and Herbs Growing in Mid to late Summer- identification and uses.||ZOOM|
|June 1st||A Northumbrian Garden of Herbs||ZOOM|
|.||Further classes - TBA|
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