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Preparing Herbal Creams and Ointments


This seminar will focus on the basic preparation of creams and ointments for use in herbal practice or at home.

Join Alison Denham FNIMH in this 2 hour seminar where she will share her methods of manufacture for creams and ointments. There will be a particular focus on creams for aches and pains as well as those with antiseptic and antiviral properties. Alison will also discuss an antiseptic and antifungal ointment based on her experience in teaching herbal pharmacy.

About the speaker:

Alison Denham qualified as a herbal practitioner in 1984 and is now retired. She is a Fellow of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists. She is an expert of the safety of herbal medicines and a former Member of the Herbal Medicine Advisory Committee of the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.

Alison is a tutor on the Professional Course at Heartwood, and taught on the BSc Herbal Medicine and then the e-learning MSc programmes in Herbal Medicine and Integrated Healthcare at the University of Central Lancashire until 2016.

Publications include: Tobyn, G., Denham, A., & Whitelegg, M. (2011). The western herbal tradition: 2000 years of medicinal plant knowledge. Edinburgh, UK: Elsevier.

The focus of her current research is on the publications of John Skelton (1805-1880) who was a leading Chartist and later a prominent herbal practitioner.

Run time approx. 90 minutes


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