Herbs for Health - Northern Beaches Community College

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Herbs for Health

Course Outline:

This introductory course will explore the practice of herbal medicine and its relevance in the maintenance of health and the management and prevention of health conditions. Herbs have been used as medicine throughout human history, to treat illness and to optimise health and wellbeing. In this course, we will discuss the potential uses of an array of safe and effective herbs. We will also explore simple ways of making these herbal remedies part of daily life, through cooking, tea, baths and more.

Session 1:

Introduction to herbs, and herbs as nutrition. Herbs discussed include nettles and oat straw as concentrated sources of a variety of nutrients. 

Session 2:

The digestive system, including herbal approaches to simple digestive complaints, liver health and supporting the microbiome. Herbs discussed include fennel, dandelion and turmeric

Session 3:

The immune system, including herbal approaches to colds, flus and other infections, and strategies for strengthening immunity on an ongoing basis. Herbs discussed include ginger, thyme and astragalus.

Session 4:

The nervous system and hormonal health, including herbal approaches for coping with stress and mood challenges. Herbs discussed include lavender, lemon balm and licorice

Session 5:

Heart health and brain health, including herbal approaches for supporting the heart and blood vessels, improving brain function and minimising the development of problems in these areas. Herbs discussed include hibiscus, hawthorn and rosemary.

What to Bring:

Mug or teacup of choice, and a few of their own small jars or bags to take herbs home in. (Tutor will bring extras just in case)

Pen and notebook

Handouts will be provided

About the Tutor:

Emma Hickey has had extensive training in herbal medicine, and as a Naturopath has a passion for health, wellness and sharing of knowledge within the community.

$153 Limited inc GST / $137.70
Herbs for Health

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Narrabeen Annex: 1525 Pittwater Road,
North Narrabeen NSW 2101
Office Hours: 9.00am to 5.00pm, Mon to Fri

Brookvale Campus: Level 1, 14 William St, Brookvale NSW 2100
Office Hours: 9.00am to 4.00pm, Tues and Thur

Post: NBCC Reply Paid 1966, Dee Why NSW 2099

Phone: 02 9970 1000

Registered Training Organisation Code 90113