This summer the physic garden is delighted to welcome back pharmacist Milena. As a pharmacist trained in Poland, where plant medicines are dispensed alongside drugs, this year Milena is not only offering consultations, but is encouraging learning on medicinal plants for common ailments through a series of workshops. Just drop into the physic garden every Thursday from 1pm over June and July to uncover simple secrets for maintaining health and treating everyday ailments.
Scroll down for the summer timetable or visit the Workshops page for full details of each workshop for June and July .
The series kicks off on Thursday 7th June 2018 with How to Make a Herbal Mouthwash at 1pm in the Herbology House at Dilston Physic Garden. No booking is required, cost is £5 plus the physic Garden admission of£4 – or if you’d like like enjoy more than one Thursday Talk or the whole series you can buy a Season Pass for £10. If you wish to contact the tutor please email on email@example.com.
MORE DETAILS ON THE TALKS
Each week Milena will lead a hour long workshop discussing different health problems which can be remedied safely at home with medicinal plants. The aim is to empower you to take care of yourself in a natural way. There will be some demonstration and practical tips on how to make the herbal products, as well as the opportunity to ask questions about the management of different conditions with herbal remedies. There will also be opportunity to buy some herbs on the day and if you would like to seek individual advice from Milena, consultations are available after the talk.
Milena is a fully qualified pharmacist practicing in the UK. Her pharmacy degree is from Poznań University of Medical Sciences in Poland, where herbal medicine is a large part of pharmacy degrees and pharmacists are qualified to dispense both herbal and drug medicine*. In Poland, as in much of Europe, herbal medicines constitute a substantial part of the pharmacy stock and are commonly used by pharmacists and doctors for the management of minor ailments.
Since working as pharmacist in the UK Milena feels that many common health problems may not be adequately addressed in the mainstream UK health service, since UK doctors do not prescribe herbal medicines, and UK pharmacies often don’t offer them, the public don’t know about them. Milena says she is here to change this! With knowledge of both herbal and drug medicine, she can therefore help you explore different treatment options and help you find the best way to improve your health.
Milena says “I know a great deal about herbal medication, the chemical basis for their effectiveness, and practical ways of using raw plant material to make effective medicines”. Milena is here to share her pharmacy knowledge of effective herbal medicines and to help the public benefit from the abundance of natural medicines that are prescribed more in Europe than they are in the UK.
WORKSHOP TIMETABLE SUMMER 2018 : ‘Handy Herbs for Everyday Ailments’
Drop into the physic garden every Thursday at 1pm from June 7th to 26th July
Thu – 7/6/18- 1pm – How to make herbal mouthwash
Thu – 14/6/18- 1pm – How to improve digestion with herbs
Thu – 21/6/18- 1pm – How herbs working on your liver help your digestion
Thu – 28/6/18- 1pm – How to regulate your bowel work with herbs
Thu – 5/7/18- 1pm – Herbal way to deal with stress – calming herbs
Thu – 12/7/18- 1pm – Herbs to support blood vessels and improve circulation
Thu – 19/7/18- 1pm – How to manage urine infections with herbs
Thu – 26/7/18- 3pm – Herbal way to soothe the skin
*Please note the Dilston Dispensary of Herbal Medicines dispenses herbal medicine and not conventional medicine products.