Herbal First Aid

 24th & 25th June 2021
Location – Avebury Village & World Heritage Site

Create herbal remedies from wild harvested herbs that can be used to treat everyday simple ailments.

selection of herbal imagesDuring this weekend you will hone your plant ID skills as we pick and gather herbs from the chalk downland landscape around the world famous Avebury megalithic stone circle, and some from our own apothecary’s garden. We will work together to create great traditional remedies and put time and thought into understanding how they work.

Angelica archangelica

Angelica, Angelica archangelica
used as an anti-microbial / anti-viral,
keep the acrid sap off of the skin when preparing

We aim to cover a range of minor ailments from sore throats, headaches, stings and bites, sprains, difficulty sleeping, indigestion, period pain, reflux and cramp, providing you with a toolkit for household emergencies.

Get familiar with goldenrod, angelica, skullcap, yarrow, plantain, comfrey, cramp bark, meadowsweet, willow, marsh mallow, St. John’s wort and many more. You will learn how to harness the medicinal virtues of some kitchen spices too.

Grinding kitchen spices for capsule making

Grinding kitchen spices for capsule making

Time will be taken to talk about the medical implications of using herbal remedies, the contra-indications, and when NOT to rely on herbal first aid but to seek professional medical attention instead.

Imagine… instead of taking a trip to the pharmacy for minor ailments, you will be creating your own!…

shelves full of tincture bottles

Tinctures – potent herbal medicines in a compact form

…in the evening you can take a guided walk around the Avebury landscape.


Each participant will take home a selection of hand made remedies including oils, salves, tinctures, teas and capsules. Most importantly you will be taking away first-hand knowledge of how to make your own remedies for future use.

A light lunch-time meal will be provided on both the Saturday and Sunday and the Red Lion pub is just a short walk from the course venue, providing a competitively priced menu for a Saturday evening meal.

Course Details:

  • Location: Avebury World Heritage Site, Wiltshire
  • Dates 24th & 25th June 2021
  • Cost: £200.00 per person, includes a light lunch on both days (the Red Lion pub nearby serves food in the evening)
  • Local B&B and camping details can be provided on request

A gift certificate is also available if you would like to purchase this course for a friend.

To secure your place on this activity packed herbal weekend, please email: Fred@thewildsideoflife.co.uk