Herbal remedies workshop at Potteric Carr

Where to watch wildlife in Yorkshire this winter'' Potteric Carr- Credit Jo Meays
Where to watch wildlife in Yorkshire this winter'' Potteric Carr- Credit Jo Meays

Potteric Carr Nature Reserve in Doncaster is hosting a homemade herbal remedies workshop on Sunday between 10am and 12.30pm.

Herbal expert Kathryn Scott will be leading the workshop during which participants will get the chance to create herbal medicinal bath bombs and traditional ‘love potions’ in time for Valentines Day.

Herbalism is defined as the use of plants for medicinal purposes and is practiced in many parts of the world. There are many forms of herbal medicine ranging from using aloe vera to treat sunburn, to drinking peppermint tea to soothe an upset stomach.

The workshop at Potteric Carr will give an overview of the practice as a whole in addition to providing participants with a chance of getting practical!

Whilst herbalism attracts both supporters and cynics, it is worth remembering that most traditional medicine has botanical roots – so this is a fantastic chance to find out a bit more about the practice.

Kathryn Scott has studied in herbal medicine and is recognised as a professional medical herbalist by the Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH); she has since gained significant clinical experience. The workshop she is leading hosting at Potteric Carr Nature Reserve costs £8 per person which includes all materials.

Following on from the workshop participants are invited to spend the afternoon exploring one of Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s top nature reserves, which is currently teeming with wild birds.

On site the Kingfisher Tearoom’s will also be open serving up delicious lunches for those hungry at the end of a morning’s learning.

Interested people are asked to book in advance by calling 01302 570077 or by emailing info@ywt.org.uk.