An Introduction to SELF CARE with FOOD & HERBS

Living Medicine’s award-winning course is for anyone interested in healing plants and foods, health, cooking or gardening. Taught by BSc-qualified medical herbalist Alice Nugent of Hippopot Herbs, Marlow, we taste and identify herbs in Alice’s beautiful garden, explain how plants work in our bodies and how to use them. Learn practical remedy making from teas, creams and tinctures to cooking healthy dishes and assess your own health and diet. It’s about the pleasure of sharing knowledge, growing, eating and transforming a good or herb into a simple remedy!

This is a 5 part practical course and, although sessions can be booked seperately, we recommend that you always start with Self Care 1: Basics. Please use the links below to find out more and book your place:

Self Care with Food and Herbs: Feb to Jun 2023

Full 5 Part Course (March – July 2023)
Self Care 1: Basics (25 March 2023)
Self Care 2: Digestive Discomforts (22 April 2023)
Self Care 3: Sleep, Anxiety & Fatigue (13 May 2023)
Self Care 4: Skin & First Aid (10 June 2023)
Self Care 5: Coughs, Colds & Allergies (1 July 2023)

Meet your tutor

Alice Nugent is a qualified medical herbalist (University of Westminster, BSc Hons), and a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH) and the College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy (CPP).

Alice is the founder of Hippopot Herbs Ltd, making a variety of herbal teas. She is a practicing herbalist seeing patients at Marlow Complementary Health Care and also at a consultation room at home where she has a flourishing herbal garden. For more information, contact

Alice’s passion is to share her knowledge of herbs and to help others to use them in food and as remedies.