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HerbFest 2019 at Dartington Hall, Devon

Friday 17th – Sunday 19th May 2019 After fantastic feedback from delegates last year we are so excited to be returning to Dartington Hall this year... 

Ayurvedic Apprenticeship

This course runs over four weekends on Saturdays and Sundays: 30-31st March, 8-9th June, 6-7th July, 28-29th September 2019 Anne is offering a unique course... 

HerbFest 2018

HerbFest at Dartington Hall, Devon Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd June 2018 I am really pleased to invite you to take part in the 12th Annual gathering of HerbFest... 

Herbal Medicine • Ayurveda • Courses • Herb Walks • Books

Anne McIntyre is a Fellow of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (FNIMH), a Member of the Ayurvedic Practitioners' Association (MAPA), and has been practicing herbal medicine for over 30 years. She gives consultations from her practice at Artemis House in Gloucestershire and a clinic in London after which she prescribes herbs in the form of tinctures, teas and powders from her dispensary. She gives evening talks and runs regular courses in herbal medicine and Ayurveda for both practitioners and lay people from her home in the Cotswolds. She also has a delightful spiral herb garden which has been featured on The BBC's Gardener's World TV programme. She gives guided tours of the Herb Garden on summer evenings.

Anne McIntyre FNIMH MAPA

What is Herbal Medicine?

Herbal medicine is the use of plant remedies in the treatment of imbalance and ill health. Although herbalism is referred to as an "alternative" or "complementary" discipline, it is still the most widely practised form of medicine worldwide with over 80% of the world's population relying on herbs for treatment. Herbs such as echinacea, chamomile, gotu cola or ashwagandha may be prescribed in tincture, infusion or powder form for internal use or as lotions, oils or creams such as neem cream for external application. Organically grown herbs from sustainable sources are always the herbs of choice.

Anne McIntyre FNIMH MAPA

The Herbalist's Approach

Medical Herbalists are trained in Western medicine, pathology and diagnosis underpinned by traditional herbal philosophy, giving them an holistic approach to the evaluation and treatment of ill health. The underlying causes of the problem are sought, and, once identified, it is these that are treated rather than the symptoms alone. After an hour's initial consultation, changes in diet and lifestyle are recommended and herbs are prescribed to help restore the balance of the body, enabling it to mobilise its own healing powers.