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A plant used in traditional Chinese medicine is being investigated for medicinal compounds which may help treat cancer and liver disease.
Compounds in the root of the plant can kill human cancer cells but leave the healthy cells untouched.
Forgotten European Herbs, Icelandic Herbal Medicine and Appalachian Root Medicine will be discussed by speakers.
Participants will also go on herb walks, attend an Ayurvedic cookery class and a practical workshop to make herbal preparations.
A new Physic public herbal garden will be officially opened in St Anne’s Park in Raheny on Dublin’s northside 0n May 23rd this year.
The grand opening also marks the start of National Herb Week 2015 from May 23rd-29th which will feature events all around the country promoting the use of herbal medicine.
Make herbal tinctures, syrups and teas. You will also learn to make creams, ointments, pastes and decoctions at the first of three Herbal Workshops by Medical Herbalist Christine Best this Saturday – April 5th 2014.