Medicine and Magic from Roots and Herbs with Catherine Sanderson

Make yourself potions to ward off the winter chills... As the clocks change and we celebrate All Hallows' Eve, it is the perfect time of the year to discover the medicinal and magical properties of plants and their roots.
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Medicine and Magic from Roots and Herbs with Catherine Sanderson

Time & Location

31 Oct, 10:45 – 15:00
The Hearth, The Hearth, Main Rd, Horsley, Newcastle upon Tyne NE15 0NT, UK

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At this very special workshop you will learn to use roots such as Marshmallow, Echinacea, Liquorice, Ginger, Turmeric and Ashwagandha as well as botanicals and spices like Cinnamon, Star Anise, Hyssop, Thyme, Coltsfoot, Wormwood, Mugwort and Yarrow.

We will make a traditional cough syrup, a vapour rub, a tincture from roots and a lemon and ginger oxymel. You will discover the magical properties of some plants and make your own amulet and a smudge stick.

You will take home - Cough Syrup, Vapour Rub, Oxymel, Root Tincture, plus  Smudge Sticks and Amulets.

Catherine lives in Berwick-upon-Tweed in Northumberland and as well as being a Registered Bach Flower Remedy Practitioner, has a Diploma in Herbology and horticultural certificates from the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and the Royal Horticultural Society  as well as cosmetic certificates from Aromantics and level 2 Perfumery from Cotswold Perfumery. Catherine's website

Cost for the workshop - £70 to include all materials.

Numbers are limited to 10 to ensure social distancing, The Hearth is a Covid-19 secure venue, registered with the NHS Covid-19 QR code app.

Bring a packed lunch or visit The Hearth Cafe. 

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