Western Herbal Medicine from Ancient Greeks to the Modern Day

Join us for an exciting online event where we explore the fascinating journey of Western Herbal Medicine!

Discover the rich history and evolution of herbal medicine. From the beginnings of botany, through the development of Greek and Celtic medicine including the Roman invasion and settlement of Britain.

Herbalist and historian Christina Stapley describes Western Herbal Medicine as a river with many tributaries that flow into how we practice today.

In this talk, Christina will be sharing her research on the evolution of herbal medicine with references to Anglo-Saxon leechbooks, Arabic Medicine, Norman influence, pharmacy in the Medieval Period and Paracelsus with Chemical Medicine.

The physic garden in Britain, Culpeper and Astrology and finally the changes and developments to herbal medicine in the New World are topics from the early modern period

Understand the story of plant medicine from pre-history to modern times and learn about the contributions of renowned herbalists and their impact on modern medicine.

This event is a must for anyone interested in natural remedies and the power of plants.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to delve into the world of Western Herbal Medicine!

About Christina:

Christina Stapley is a retired medical herbalist with ten years of practice. She now teaches pharmacognosy, materia medica and the history of western herbal medicine. Christina is a member of the Herbal History Research Network, and for many years has tutored practical historical herb workshops. She is a Royal Horticultural Society lecturer and has written three books on growing and using herbs. Christina has written courses on ageing successfully with herbs and edited a book of 17th century cookery and medicinal recipes.


Nov 21 2023


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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