Master Herbalist Diploma: Unit 24: Nutrition
Understand the nutritional requirements of the body
- ‘Never eat anything more than twice a day’
- Lots of nutritional science in this module, unsurprisingly.
- Full sun – basil, bay, coriander, lavender, marjoram, rosemary, sage, thyme
- Dappled shade – angelica, chives, fennel, ground ivy, lemon balm, lovage, mint, parsley, wild strawberry
- Shade – comfrey, lungwort, mint, valerian, violet
- The Knot Garden – monastic herb gardens of the Middle Ages were enclosed by formal hedges and geometrically criss-crossed with paths to make herbs accessible. Low-growing hedging plants such as box, hyssop and lavender were grown in interwoven lines, resembling pattern made by knotted rope.
- The Psychic Garden – Often planted close to an infirmary, where 16th century apothecaries mixed tinctures and ointments. These later became established as collections of scientifically or medically valued herbs known as botanic gardens. Laid out very formally in rectangular beds, in which plants were arranged in methodical order and regular patterns.
- The Aromatic Garden – where a melody of strong scenting plants sit in the sun and can be brushed up against
- The Wild Herb Garden – as it sounds! Agrimony, bistort, burdock, chickweed, cleavers, comfrey, cowslips, dandelion, dock, elderflowers, figwort, fumitory, ground ivy, hawthorn, honeysuckle, hops, horseradish, lungwork, marjoram, marsh mallow, meadowsweet, mullein, nettle, pasque flower, plantain, St. John’s wort, tormentil, violets, wild carrot, wild pansy, wild strawberry, wood betony, yarrow