Author: Anna Arnell

Herbal Fun at Trill Farm

For many years now I have really enjoyed teaching a seasonal course in herbal medicine which takes place over four weekends at the beautiful Trill Farm near Axminster, Devon. This year we didn’t know until the very last minute whether or not the course was going to go ahead and we had to squeeze four weekends over two lots of four days, which all happened in August and September. It really was a crash course in learning how to look after yourself using the amazing herbal resources growing around us!

Each day we started by going out and foraging for herbs, gathering them from the herb gardens as well as the 300 acres of the most beautiful woodland, meadows and orchards that make up Trill Farm. We then explored how the different tastes that occur in herbs can provide us with very good clues as to their biochemical constituents (ingredients) and how they act therapeutically in the body.

Tasting herbs is not always as pleasant an experience as you might expect! We encountered some incredibly bitter herbs, particularly burdock (shown in the photo on the left) and chicory leaves. The course is largely experiential; learning about herbs from books is one thing, but spending time with herbs, looking at them, touching them, smelling them and tasting them leads to a deeper knowledge and understanding that can only be gained through first hand experience.

Through the course we have explored many different ways that we can prepare herbs so that they interact with us physiologically and exert their healing benefits. The most obvious, of course, is eating them and then making them into teas – which we did over first two days. After that, in the second workshop, we collected lots of herbs to make into tinctures and glycerites.

In the third workshop we had fun pressing and tasting the tinctures and glycerites that we’d made the month before, and then we collected herbs to make into healing salves for the skin.

In the last workshop each student made their own ‘elixir of life’ with strengthening, nourishing and rejuvenating herbs to keep them going through the winter. We particularly enjoyed making herbal energy balls from incredible adaptogenic herbs – such as licorice, ashwagandha and Siberian ginseng – which are great to boost our energy and increase our immunity and longevity.

I love teaching these workshops each year and I am very grateful to Romy Fraser for hosting the seasonal herb courses for so many years at Trill Farm. Keep an eye on my website for further seasonal workshops in 2021!

all the best

Anne x

RESCHEDULED: Herbal Medicine Course at Trill Farm

I am delighted to say that the Seasonal Herbal Medicine course at Trill Farm has been rescheduled to run in person at Trill Farm in August and September this year! It will be fantastic to move out from behind a laptop and to teach in person – even if at a distance! A lot of thought and planning has gone into the rescheduling of these workshops to ensure that everyone will be safe. We will be following the latest PPE and social distancing guidelines, whilst also making sure that students are still receiving excellent teaching.

This course usually sells out very quickly so if you would like to take advantage of this unusual situation then please book with Trill Farm as soon as possible.

This course consists of four workshops (Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter) to provide you with knowledge and skills to use the extraordinary resources of the medicinal plants growing around you throughout the year. I will take you on a journey of discovery as I guide you to identify and forage wild herbs, understand their medicinal properties and uses, and share the skills to create and take home a range of herbal remedies for your health and wellbeing.

This course is open to anyone with an interest in knowing more about herbs and health.

  • This includes those who have just started, students and newly qualified herbalists wishing to brush up on their plant identification and understanding of medicinal plants.
  • For gardeners wanting to deepen their knowledge about the plants they know and love.
  • And for anyone interested in sustainably using the natural resources around them for supporting their health.

By the end of four workshops you will be able to:

  • Forage for seasonal wild herbs.
  • Identify useful wild and cultivated medicinal plants (herbs, flowers, trees and shrubs).
  • Know and understand the medicinal properties of the plants you identify and gather.
  • Understand more about the major systems of the body (digestive, respiratory, nervous, cardio-vascular, urinary, endocrine, reproductive, musculoskeletal & skin) and how to promote their health.
  • Select the right herbs to treat common ailments of each system and know how to administer them.
  • Prepare infusions, decoctions, creams, lotions, ointments, glycerites and tinctures.

This seasonal course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to use the extraordinary resources of the medicinal plants growing around you. Each seasonal workshop focuses on 10 different herbs growing abundantly in that season, and discusses their different methods of preparation, building to a complete set of skills that will last a lifetime! To gain the most benefit from this course we recommend attending all four seasons.

The four workshops:

Spring:Explore how the tastes of herbs can provide pointers to their medicinal benefits and learn how to prepare them as infusions and decoctions.

Summer:Learn how to use the herbs we forage to make tinctures and glycerites.

Autumn: Learn how to press tinctures and glycerites and prepare a salve from the herbs you collect.

Winter:Learn how herbs can be stored for the winter and prepare elixirs and oxymels.

Please note that due to COVID-19 disruption, the Spring and Summer weekends will be combined into a four day course 8th – 11th August 2020, and Autumn and Winter will run together 3rd – 6th September 2020.
Trill Farm are still taking bookings for single season or full courses. Get in touch for more details.

Single Season
Non-residential: £295
Residential: £395

Four Seasons – Save 20%
Non-residential: £944
Residential: £1,264

To book please visit the Trill Farm website.

Course times for non-residential students:
Saturday: 10am – 5pm.
Sunday: 9am – 4pm.
Includes a delicious herb-inspired organic lunch each day.

Course times for residential students:
Start with supper at 7pm on Friday and finish 5pm on Sunday.
Includes all meals.

Accommodation for residential participants will be in single rooms in the Trill Farm guest house.

Rose Harvest

It’s time for the rose harvest. I’m making rose glycerite today! I love roses…doesn’t everybody?  I think I use more rose than almost any other herb in my practice…maybe as much as California poppy, gotu kola and chamomile.

The beautiful rose is a wonderful rejuvenative, helping to decrease the signs of ageing when used internally as well as applied to the skin. It makes a great tonic for the heart and mind and can be used for all three doshas. Rose helps improve memory and eyesight and is a lovely herb for calming anxiety. It is a perfect remedy for excess sadhaka pitta which might make us feel irritable or angry, or cause us to suffer from low self esteem and low spirits. It is excellent for cooling inflammatory digestive problems such as gastritis, peptic ulcers, enteritis, diarrhoea and even dysentery. It clears toxins from the gut and even helps regulate metabolism and weight.  It clears excess pitta and ama from the blood (rakta dhatu), and is good for pitta problems like bleeding problems and inflammatory skin problems (such as herpes, measles, acne and chicken pox). The exquisite rose has always been the emblem of love so it is hardly surprising that it has an affinity with the reproductive system (shukra dhatu) and is used for easing menstrual and menopausal symptoms, relieving uterine spasm and congestion which can cause pain, heavy and irregular periods.

In the autumn you can use rose hips to make a syrup or decoction of the empty seed cases, or dry them and grind them into powder. They make a good remedy for diarrhoea, colic, constipation, nausea and indigestion.

Rose hips are also anti-inflammatory, and can reduce pain and increase flexibility in osteoarthritis. Rose also benefits the respiratory system, and both the hips and the flowers help prevent as well as relieve colds, flu, fevers, sore throats, catarrh, cough and bronchitis.

If you have any aromatic roses in your garden, why not make a glycerite?  All you need to do is fill a jar with fresh roses, and pour over a mixture of plant glycerol and vodka at a ratio of 60:40 until you submerge the petals. Leave away from sunlight for about 3-4 weeks and then press through muslin….then try it out as a love potion and see what happens! It’s delicious!

COVID 19 Update


Here at Artemis House it’s business as usual – almost! The dispensary is open and we are able to send out new and repeat orders to our existing patients. Anne is now conducting all appointments virtually.

We are still accepting new patients and you are welcome to contact us to book an initial consultation over the telephone.

Stay safe and well!

Ayurvedic Apprenticeship 2021


Join Anne in 2021 for her hugely popular ayurvedic apprenticeship course held at her home in the Cotswolds

Anne is offering a unique opportunity of studying with her for a series of 4 two day workshops during 2021 devised for herb lovers, students and practitioners alike. She will introduce you to the basic and yet inspiring concepts of Ayurveda and relate these to an understanding of yourselves and others as well as to the use of herbs.

The apprenticeship runs over four sets of weekdays between April and September 2021. The course will consist of written material as well as 4 practical workshops during which we will cover in some detail the incredible body of wisdom that Ayurveda offers, with its complete path of healing that can enhance our lives in profound and lasting ways. It also includes a delicious vegetarian lunch and refreshments on both days.

We will be looking both at the herbs which surround us, as well as those used traditionally within the Ayurvedic tradition. We will discuss their pranic qualities and how they may be used from both Western and Eastern perspectives for a range of different health issues. You will be given detailed monographs of a variety of these herbs. Year 2 will follow on from year 1 and is suitable for those that have already completed Anne’s first year apprenticeship, and those who have studied Anne’s online course.

The course will be held at Anne’s home in the Cotswolds, where she has a beautiful herb garden with over 150 medicinal plants, laid out in a spiral that represents a journey through a woman’s life expressed through herbs.

2021 Apprenticeship Dates

Year 1 – Tuesdays and Wednesdays
May 4th & 5th
June 15th & 16th
July 13th & 14th
September 14th & 15th

Year 2 – Tuesdays and Wednesdays
April 27th & 28th
June 8th & 9th
July 6th & 7th
September 7th & 8th

Living Wisdom: the Foundations of Ayurveda


Have you heard about Anne’s online Ayurveda course, Living Wisdom: The Foundations of Ayurveda? Living Wisdom has been created for anyone interested in exploring the healing wisdom of Ayurveda and learning its practical tools – precious gifts for guiding us to living a healthy and balanced life. Anne’s intent with this course is to share the inspiration, philosophy, concepts, principles and practical applications of this extraordinary path of health.

Living Wisdom: The Foundations of Ayurveda Course invites you to explore the amazing world of Ayurveda and to be inspired by the philosophy, principles and practical applications of its timeless wisdom. The online format means you can study from anywhere in the world at your own pace. Optional practical workshops with Anne are also available during your period of study.

As Ayurveda’s sister science yoga continues to flourish, the popularity of Ayurveda as a practical and effective complement to our modern healthcare system is fast increasing. An ever-expanding volume of scientific research continues to verify Ayurveda’s extraordinary wisdom and knowledge.

Health, Healing and Longevity

With its emphasis on preventative health, healing and promotion of longevity, Ayurveda is more than a system of medicine; it is a way of life that aims to enhance well-being through the union of physical, emotional and spiritual health.

We have called this course Living Wisdom because although very philosophical, Ayurveda is essentially practical and only really comes alive when you start to live by its wisdom and advice, and experience for yourself its power to transform. It truly is living wisdom.

Benefits of the Foundations of Ayurveda Course

  • 700 pages you can download as your reference guide for life
  • Learn to live a healthy and balanced life for yourself and your family
  • Learn in an online format from anywhere in the world on your laptop or device at your own pace
  • Discover tools to develop your spiritual practice
  • Integrate Ayurveda into your yoga practice and teaching
  • Integrate Ayurvedic principles into your current healthcare practice
  • Learn more about Ayurvedic foods and herbs
  • Learn with the support of an online community
  • Explore whether Ayurveda has potential as a future career for you!

Study Requirements

  • Work through all the lessons on the website (approximately 700 pages). This will be approximately 200 hours of study in total
  • Complete all the lesson quizzes and experiential exercises within 18 months

March Newsletter


Spring Cleaning, why we need to detox

Just as we regularly take showers, wash our hair, brush our teeth and tend to the outside of our bodies, the internal systems of our body – most importantly our digestive system – benefit from regular cleansing and care.

Toxins are a product of our everyday lives and are related to our lifestyles, our diet and digestion, the health of our gut, our environment, the air we breathe, the water we drink, and our emotional patterns and tendencies. They are substances that are potentially harmful to the body; they lower our defences and predispose us to ill health. Free radical damage occurs due to the accumulation of toxins in the body and research highlights the role of free radicals in the ageing process, the development of many degenerative diseases and immunological problems.

If you experience symptoms such as fatigue, sluggish elimination, skin problems, allergies, frequent infections, bags under the eyes, abdominal bloating, menstrual difficulties, depression or foggy-mindedness, your body might be telling you it is ready for a detox! It may be time to change your eating habits, live a healthier lifestyle and cleanse your body of toxins so you can reap the benefits of being healthier with increased energy, vitality and enthusiasm for life.

Ayurveda gives us two levels of detoxification treatments: one that we can easily do at home and incorporate into our lives and one that requires deeper cleansing and the support of trained specialists.

Shamana involves enhancing digestion and elimination and is called ‘palliation therapy’. It is a slower and gentler method of detoxification, best suited to home treatment as it does not require the same amount of preparation or the stronger purification methods of panchakarma. It can be employed as part of a milder detox approach for those not needing or not being able to undergo deeper cleansing. Palliation therapy can be done at the junction of the seasons – such as winter into spring – and whenever needed, but not in cold weather. When done regularly can be as effective as panchakarma.

Shodana is the deep and thorough cleansing of the srotas known as ‘purification therapy’, or panchakarma, which necessitates residential care in special therapy centres. There are some existing panchakarma centres in Europe and in the United States but otherwise this is only available in India and Sri Lanka.

Why Detox in Spring?

In winter, the cold weather causes our bodies to contract, inhibiting the free flow of nutrients and wastes, and making it hard for the body to release toxins. It is a time for hibernation and storing our vital energy. It is best to do a detox only once the spring has melted the ice, the world around us has started to warm up and nature starts to burst into life again. Our bodies relax into the increasing warmth and our vital fluids start to flow more freely and by detoxing at this time we can be in tune with the seasons.

It is interesting how there is alignment between East and West regarding cleansing of toxins in spring. There are long standing traditions in Britain and Europe to do a spring detox using cleansing herbs like dandelion, nettles and cleavers, alongside eating a light diet with plenty of fresh greens. Spring is when the world wakes up –  we can observe the rising of heat in the natural world, the flow of sap through the trees and the growth of plants all around us. In our bodies internal toxins, which have been accumulating through the winter, begin to surface too. If we eliminate them now we can lay a good foundation for health through the summer. Once cleansed of toxins, the body is able to operate its homeostatic mechanisms and maintain balance in body and mind unimpeded by toxic accumulations.

Your Detox

If your health is generally good you can do a fairly thorough home detox following simple guidelines. A short period of detoxification at least once a year is recommended, but not for pregnant women, nursing mothers, children, and patients with chronic degenerative diseases, cancer or tuberculosis. If you suffer from chronic health problems you may have a more deep-seated state of toxicity, in which case it is better to consult a practitioner for their guidance on specific recommendations for your particular detox programme as it is possible that deeper cleansing therapy is needed.

A detox programme can help the body’s natural cleaning process by:

  • Enhancing good digestion
  • Resting the organs through fasting;
  • Stimulating the liver to clear toxins from the body;
  • Promoting elimination through the bowels, kidneys and skin;
  • Improving circulation of the blood and lymph using massage and exercise.
  • This can then be followed by nourishing the body with healthy nutrients.

How Good is your Digestion?

Good digestion is vital for optimum health – incomplete or disordered digestion is where the first stages of disease begin. When our digestion is good, our food is digested and assimilated to nourish our tissues, and the waste products are passed out through regular bowel movements.

The waste products of incomplete digestion are the most common type of toxin. While agni is light, clean, hot and pure, ama is described as heavy, thick, cold, sticky and foul smelling. Incompletely digested food materials ferment and set up an internal environment that supports the growth of pathogenic bacteria, yeasts and parasites. Endotoxins irritate the gut lining causing small holes in the gut wall, (known as leaky gut syndrome), which allows molecules of undigested and partially digested food as well as toxins through the gut wall. These wreak havoc with our immune system and predispose us to food allergies and autoimmune disease.

Our ability to digest well is greatly influenced by our reactions to our external environment. The wrong diet and lifestyle, incompatible food combinations, the effect of the weather or season, repressed emotions and stress can all adversely affect our digestion. When food is not digested well, partially digested or undigested foods remain in the gut, then ferment and produce toxins which enter the blood stream and circulate throughout the body. Toxins in the gut are increased by eating too much or too little, eating when stressed or before the previous meal is properly digested, by eating late or going to sleep on a full stomach, or by eating foods that are left over, processed, old or fermented. Gut toxicity blocks the assimilation of beneficial nutrients, meaning that the right nutrients and remedies cannot be properly utilised by the body.

The great news is that your digestive system can clear toxicity from the body if you just support it a little through dietary changes; 

  • Take good quality probiotic supplements to help balance the bacterial population of your gut (we like Wise Owl E505)
  • Make sure 70% of your diet are vegetables to provide enough fibre for regular bowel movements and to support a healthy gut flora
  • Include detoxifying foods such as beetroot, radishes, artichokes, cabbage, broccoli, spirulina and chlorella, and drink at least 2 litres of water a day
  • Relax! It is not enough to eat well if you are tense, stressed, over worked and you don’t allow enough time for rest, relaxation and sleep. Burning the candle at both ends is a debt which will inevitably be repaid!
  • Fast: the length and type of fast depends on your dosha and how you are feeling at the time. Fasting for vata and pitta could be a day of light nourishing food such as kitcheri, whereas kapha may prefer a day of only herbal teas or light broths. The aim is to free up energy for cleansing and healing, so long or very severe fasts that deplete the body are not recommended.

Stress

Taking time to de-stress is of paramount importance. Stress – pressure from external demands or internal expectation – is one of the biggest issues in many peoples’ lives and it triggers your body to release stress-hormones into the bloodstream. While these can provide the energy and motivation to work hard or meet a deadline, in large amounts they create toxins and slow down detoxification enzymes in the liver. It’s a good idea while you are physically detoxing to think about emotionally detoxing as well. Take stock of your life with a view to minimising stress, finding new ways of coping with it or increasing your resilience to it.

Yoga and meditation are simple and effective ways to relax and help transform your attitude to life and its inevitable stresses. We all have a wealth of experience, much of it challenging, which may remain unprocessed and unresolved and allowing time for processing may be easier than you think. One of the simplest ways to do this is by having regular quiet-times or practicing meditation so that we let emotions come to the surface. There are many free yoga and meditation tutorials online, you can try this 20 minute beginners guided meditation by Jon Kabat-Zinn for instance. In the same way that some physical detoxes require the support of trained practitioners, some emotional detoxes also require external support to process and clear the emotional toxins.

Liver

You can cleanse and protect your liver by taking herbs such as dandelion root, burdock and milk thistle, adding turmeric to your diet and drinking green tea. Taking a supplement of vitamin C helps the body produce glutathione, a liver compound that also helps break down toxins.

Exercise

Yoga, Qi Gong, T’ai chi and pilates are all great exercise that are accessible for most people. However, simply walking in the fresh air is also excellent – and free! One hour every day is ideal – but even ten or twenty minutes is great if you are busy. Practicing breathing deeply will also allow more oxygen to circulate through your system and enhance your body’s ability to repair itself.

Herbs

There are several herbs that could prove very useful in clearing toxins from the gut:

  • Cat’s claw, garlic, myrrh, andrographis, olive leaf and reishi mushroom are all excellent for combating ‘unfriendly’ gut micro-organisms.
  • Oregon grape, elecampane, dill, burdock, bearberry, calendula, Echinacea, fennel and kelp act similarly.
  • Aloe vera juice, (25 mls twice daily) is soothing, immune enhancing and combats dysbiosis.

Preventative Measures

However effective a detox is, prevention is the key to health, so the best plan is to prevent a build-up of toxins through a healthy lifestyle:

  • Exercise every day to improve your digestion and elimination
  • Eat a healthy diet which as much organic food as possible
  • Do a daily oil massage to flush out toxins through the skin
  • Drink herbal teas regularly to improve digestion
  • Practice relaxation or meditation every day to help reduce stress. Enjoy yourself!
  • Avoid smoking, the use of recreational drugs, coffee, alcohol and white sugar and over-work.

Let us know if these tips help you live a more balanced life.

See you next month!

Anne x


Please note:

It is recommended that we should detox at least once a year and a short detoxifying programme is generally safe, but is not recommended for pregnant women, nursing mothers, children, and patients with chronic degenerative diseases, cancer or tuberculosis.

Afternoon Herb Walk and Tea


Come and spend an afternoon with Anne on May 26th and June 16th in her unique herb garden at Artemis House in the Cotswolds where she will share her knowledge of herbal remedies that are useful at different stages throughout life. Her beautiful garden is laid out in a spiral which represents a woman’s journey through life beginning at birth and ending in paradise.

You will be given a guided tour of the garden by Anne along with a handout with information about the herbs and their uses for your own reference. The tour will be followed by herbal teas (made by ourselves using herbs from the garden) and cake and the opportunity to purchase herbs grown here at Artemis House, and Anne’s books and herbal remedies from her dispensary.

The afternoon will run from 2.30pm until 5pm.

Price £40 per person.

The Healing Power of Medicinal Herbs from the Garden


You are invited to join Anne on 21st May 2020 at home in the Cotswolds where we will be spending the day in her beautiful spiral herb garden looking at the healing power of herbs that you may already have growing in your own garden.

The day will include a full tour of Anne’s herb garden which is laid out in a spiral which represents a woman’s life from birth to paradise expressed through herbs. We will be discussing how you can use your own home grown herbs to treat everyday ailments and how you can make them into simple preparations. A delicious herbal / vegetarian lunch and teas will be included.

Times – 10am – 4pm

Price – £95

Ayurvedic Apprenticeship 2020 – UPDATE SOLD OUT


Anne is offering a unique opportunity of studying with her for a series of 4 two day workshops during 2020 devised for herb lovers, students and practitioners alike. She will introduce you to the basic and yet inspiring concepts of Ayurveda and relate these to an understanding of yourselves and others as well as to the use of herbs.

The apprenticeship runs over four sets of weekday between April and September 2020. The course will consist of written material as well as 4 practical workshops during which we will cover in some detail the incredible body of wisdom that Ayurveda offers, with its complete path of healing that can enhance our lives in profound and lasting ways. It also includes a delicious vegetarian lunch and refreshments on both days.
We will be looking both at the herbs which surround us, as well as those used traditionally within the Ayurvedic tradition. We will discuss their pranic qualities and how they may be used from both Western and Eastern perspectives for a range of different health issues. You will be given detailed monographs of a variety of these herbs. Year 2 will follow on from year 1 and is suitable for those that have already completed Anne’s first year apprenticeship, and those who have studied Anne’s online course. 

The course will be held at Anne’s home in the Cotswolds, where she has a beautiful herb garden with over 150 medicinal plants, laid out in a spiral that represents a journey through a woman’s life expressed through herbs.

2020 Apprenticeship Dates *SOLD OUT*
Year 1 – Tuesdays and Wednesdays 
April 28th & 29th
June 9th & 10th
July 14th & 15th
September 8th & 9th

Year 2 – Tuesdays and Wednesdays *SOLD OUT*
May 5th & 6th
June 2nd & 3rd
July 7th & 8th
September 15th & 16th

*SOLD OUT* For all four workshops: £695 early-bird offer if booked before 30th November 2019, usually £750. Includes lunch each day.

Herbal Medicine Through the Seasons – An Experiential Four Weekend Course at Trill Farm in Devon


In May 2020 I will be going back to Trill Farm to teach my seasonal foraging and herbal medicine course.

I will be hosting four foraging weekends at Trill this year when we will be looking at the herbs growing in each season. The four weekends (Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter) will provide you with knowledge and skills to use the extraordinary resources of the medicinal plants growing around you throughout the year.

These are practical, hands-on weekends and we will be finding, identifying and preparing wild and cultivated medicinal plants and discussing their medicinal properties, so that you can use them with confidence to promote health of body and mind. You will also learn how to make preparations with the herbs we find, including infusions, decoctions, creams, lotions, ointments, elixirs, glycerites and tinctures.

Join me on a journey of discovery as I guide you to identify and forage wild herbs, understand their medicinal properties and uses, and share the skills to create and take home a range of herbal remedies for your health and wellbeing.

About Trill Farm

Trill is a 300 acre mixed organic farm in east Devon which has been owned by Romy Fraser and her family since 2008. Romy moved here after selling her previous business, Neal’s Yard Remedies, which she built up from a small shop in 1981 to the multi-national company it is today. As you may imagine, someone like Romy wouldn’t own just any ordinary farm! Trill is a collection of small businesses and educators who are all working together with the same ethos, following the highest standards of organic practice and protecting and conserving the environment and wildlife of the farm. There is the strong belief that food is at the heart of life and their stated aim is ‘to celebrate and reaffirm the connection between humanity, the animal kingdom and the nature which sustains us all.‘ There are courses running at Trill Farm throughout the year, with the option of staying at the luxurious, ecologically renovated B&B or in the summer at the peaceful campsite (with open air showers and composting loos!).

Bookings can be made by calling Trill Farm on 01297 631 113 or by clicking this link to their website.

I hope you can join me!

Rasayana Therapy Workshop at The Clover Mill


Join Anne at the beautiful Clover Mill on September 24th and 25th 2019 where she will be holding a rasayana therapy workshop.

Rasayana is a Sanskrit word that comes from rasa and ayana. It means “that which negates old age and disease through the conservation, transformation, and revitalisation of energy.” Rasa nourishes our body, boosts immunity and helps to keep the body and mind in vibrant health. Ayana means path, so rasayana therapy is a path of nourishment and rejuvenation.

Rasayana or rejuvenation therapy is one of the eight main branches of Ayurveda. For 5000 years or so the wisdom of Ayurveda has provided guidelines for keeping us in a state of optimum health and well-being and thereby helping to slow the ageing process by increasing ojas, the source of our health and vibrancy.

Ayurveda’s vision of health and longevity expands well beyond health for its own sake; the purpose of rasayana or rejuvenation therapy is so that we can fulfil our spiritual purpose. The longer we live in a state of optimal health the more opportunity there will be for living in harmony with the natural world and attaining the ultimate aim of Ayurveda, nothing short of moksha!

Click here to go to the Clover Mill website for prices and to book.