Medicine Wheel – An Instructional Course in Herbal Medicine
This five-part series is an introduction to therapeutic herbalism, guided by taste and smell. Participants will have the opportunity to taste various herbs and learn techniques for making herbal medicine part of everyday life. Each day’s schedule will allow for time with live plants, samples for the senses and information to take home. This course is taught in English
with translation into Portuguese in an interactive and instructional format.
Schedule 1st Edition:
- January 18, 2020 – Sweet Medicine: Herbal Tonic for the Immune and Nervous System
- February 08, 2020 – Salt Medicine: Mineral-rich herbs that nourish and detoxify
- February 29, 2020 – Bitter and acidic remedies: the connection between gut health and intestinal instincts
- 14 March 2020 – Aromatic and Pungent Medicine: Remedies for the Heart
- April 4, 2020 – Sour and Astringent Remedies: Herbal Support for External and Internal Skin
*Due to big demand, we have decided to open a new edition
Schedule 2nd Edition:
- February 09, 2020 – Salt Medicine: Mineral-rich herbs that nourish and detoxify
- March 01, 2020 – Bitter and acidic remedies: the connection between gut health and intestinal instincts
- March 08, 2020 – Sweet Medicine: Herbal Tonic for the Immune and Nervous System
- March 15, 2020 – Aromatic and Pungent Medicine: Remedies for the Heart
- April 25, 2020 – Sour and Astringent Remedies: Herbal Support for External and Internal Skin
Every day will be from 10:00 to 17:30, with a 60-minute lunch break at 13:00.
** Note: The March 8th module, will be at Quinta do Rajo – Rua do Rajo, nº1, Santa Susana, 2705 – 736 São João das Lampas
Jan. 18th or March 8th – Sweet Medicine: Herbal Tonics for the Immune & Nervous System with Olivia
Discover sweet fruits, roots, & shoots that support the immune system and calm the nervous system. Learn how these two body systems are intertwined and how tonic herbal remedies and foods can help balance both.
Feb. 8th or Feb 9th – Salty Medicine: Mineral-rich Herbs that Nourish and Detoxify with Fernanda & Olivia
Detoxification is a hot topic in holistic health circles, often ending up being overpriced fad diets and extreme protocols. Join us for this day of exploring safe, easy, natural, and affordable ways to gently detoxify the body. Participants will learn specific remedies which have special affinities to our detoxification organs while sampling nourishing broths and teas.
Feb. 29th or March 1st – Bitter & Acrid Medicine: The Connection between Gut Health & Gut Instincts with Olivia & Fernanda
Bitter herbs have a long history as digestive remedies. Acrid herbs are powerful even in small doses, helping us quiet the racing mind and ease into our knowing body.
Learn how to extract, use and dose these potent plants that do so much for the stomach and spirit.
March 14th or March 15th – Aromatic & Pungent Medicine: Heart Remedies with Fernanda and Olivia
Aromatic plants have the ability to shift one’s mood and open the heart. Spicy herbs are often used to improve circulation and relieve stagnation.
Join us in a day of exploring how plants rich in volatiles can bring more movement and joy into everyday life.
April 4th or April 25th – Sour & Astringent medicine: Herbal support for our outer and inner skin with Fernanda and Olivia
Sour and astringent herbs are typically used to reducing inflammation both internally and topically. Fermented foods and herbal vinegar infusions are two examples of “sour” foods.
Join us in a day for exploring common and not so common remedies for keeping you cool!
Note: The activity will take place with a minimum of 8 participants and a maximum of 20.
The Workshop will be bilingual in Portuguese and English.
Feel free to bring snacks and water!
**Please note that the training does not take place at Quinta do Rajo but at Moucheira, 1 km from the Quinta!
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About Fernanda Botelho:
Fernanda Botelho was born in Tojeira / Sintra in August 1959
At 18 he travels to London where he studies anthroposophy and medicinal plants, Waldorf pedagogy and
Montessori, yoga, photography, etc. There he lived 17 years speckled by many other trips; India, Indonesia,
North and South America, the Caribbean, Italy, France, Morocco, Greece, etc.
Passionate about botanical gardens, she is a regular at Kew gardens. Absorb what you see by photographing and writing.
Since 2010, it has been publishing annual medicinal plant calendars, three children’s books “Flower salad”, “Seeds on the loose” and “Aromatic gardens”. “Plants and health”, a guide to home remedies ”and“ A handful of healing plants, 55 spontaneous species in Portugal ”.
Organizes botanical tours and gives workshops on medicinal plants.
In Portugal, he continues to travel, enthusiastically sharing his knowledge of plants, writes in
gardening magazines and websites, has a course in the botanical garden guide at the University of Lisbon, having guided visits to the medicinal plants of the gardens of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the Lisbon botanical garden, the aromatic garden in Funchal, the botanical garden of Faial, etc. .
He built medicinal plant gardens in Capuchos and Pena, in Sintra, where he also trained.
Collaborates with Jardins magazine, with http://www.portaldojardim.com
There was a weekly entry on Radio Clube de Sintra (RCS) on these topics. She has been invited to participate in several television programs, mainly RTP 1. She has several writing projects in hands, feet, head and heart. Enjoy communicating, gardening, traveling, writing and photographing http://malvasilvestre.blogspot.com
About Olivia Fite
Beauty and peace were the first two gifts plants gave me. While studying art in college, plants became my muses. Many years later, while struggling with chronic health problems, I rediscovered plants as medicine. Inspired by expanding and sharing this knowledge, I obtained a master’s degree in Western Clinical Herbal Medicine (Phytotherapy) from the University of Maryland Integrative Health (2009-2012). For the past 8 years, I have worked as a herbalist, making my home remedies and giving classes, all aimed at empowering people to care for themselves and their families with useful and effective remedies while respecting the planet. I currently live in Lisbon with my Portuguese husband and our two daughters. I am very happy with the opportunity to share my love for herbal medicine with you here in Portugal.
Testimonials 1st edition 2019
“Grateful for the contact with the magic of plants and the knowledge of great use with which I leave this pleasant day in your company and well framed in the theme you know and made known with efficiency and quality. I love the creams and ointments I carry with me! ”
“I really enjoyed it, Olivia and Fernanda love plants and talk about them and get it over with. I loved to know more about this world and just feel sorry it is over.
Maybe they could add more written information on the various topics, sometimes it’s so much that we may not catch it all. ”
“Trainers are very humble in the way they transmit information.
Satya for excellent hospitality.
Very complete content.
A very welcoming, peaceful and inspiring space.
Inspiring and fantastic trainers.
A privilege all!
An ever-present list of the most commonly used plant names during English training and the scientific name.
I want more! ”