We hold regular medicine making sessions. We make the medicine for our mobile dispensary in Bristol and the medicine we send out to European refugee projects. They are great fun, and a wonderful way to learn about herbal medicine and contribute to the project. Please get in touch if you would like to come along, so we can pop you on the mailing list and keep you up to date about when the next one is happening. No previous experience is necessary!
If you are interested in being part of this exciting project, we have monthly meetings in which we organise the project. We welcome people to join us and help us in continuing to move forward.
Growing & Harvesting Herbs
If you would like to grow or harvest herbs for the project, that would be much appreciated! Here is a list of the herbs we need, and a specific list of what we need that can be wildcrafted in the UK. When harvesting in the wild, we encourage sustainable harvesting: picking no more than a third of what is there, and ensuring it does not look like anyone has been there after you have finished. Drying any herbs you have picked is the best way to store them until we use them to make medicine. Here is an article with tips on drying herbs.
Other Resources We Need
- Large glass jars or bottles to store medicine in.
- Small glass/plastic pots for chest rubs & muscle rubs.
Every contribution of time, energy, money, or resources, helps us to build a support network for asylum seekers and refugees in Bristol and beyond.
Photos: Amani Omejer & Rhizome Community Herbal Clinic