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Herbal Medicine Week

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If you know your echinacea from your valerian and would sooner drink a cup of chamomile tea than pop a sleeping pill, chances are that you’re a ‘herbal’ kind of person, interested in natural medicine and how herbs can be used to treat various health conditions.

This year’s Herbal Medicine Week runs from 16-22 September. It’s a week dedicated to celebrating and promoting the power of herbs, showcasing their value and dispelling some of the myths and misinformation surrounding their use.

Practitioners around the country will be hosting a variety of events, from public talks and open days in clinics, to walks around their local herb gardens.

If your taste for herbs has been whetted and you’re intrigued by the power of passionflower and the efficacy of elder, then check out what’s happening for Herbal Medicine Week.

If you think you might want to take your interest further and delve more deeply into the garden of herbal delights, see the range of natural therapy courses available to you online, from short courses to advanced diplomas. There’s sure to be something to tickle your milk thistle!

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