Once a year, in the last week of October, we celebrate all things herbal with National Herbal Medicine Week.
The aim of this week is to promote herbal medicine to the public, educate people about herbal medicine, share our knowledge and show people the vital role that herbalists play in community health and wellbeing.
Our well trained practitioner members are part of communities all across Australia and have valuable skills and knowledge to share. We encourage you all to celebrate all things herbal within your local community by hosting or partaking in a local event.
With Spring well underway, October is an ideal time to incorporate the outdoors in your celebration of NHMW. Gardens Australia-wide will be bursting with new growth and flowers. And for those who want to include some hands-on garden experience, there’s a huge range of herbs, vege’s and flowers appropriate for planting.
Herbal Medicine is an integral part of daily life and health for thousands of Australians, and it can be for you too.
It’s easy to integrate herbs into your life and start improving your health naturally, with nature’s first medicine...
Let’s start with a cuppa…
After all – what could be easier than having a cup of tea? There are many health benefits attributed to regular consumption of herbal teas with their range of therapeutic properties. And with the growth in popularity of herbal medicine in Australia, there is an enormous range of herbal teas available now – through your local health food store or supermarket, or more individually tailored blends through your local herbalist.
Move on to a meal….
Herbs can also be integrated into your diet. Have you watched any of the great cooking shows on TV lately? Gone are the days of just sprinkling some parsley on top! A great range of fresh herbs are widely available and can be integrated and celebrated in so many simple, easy to prepare meals.
And go see your local herbalist for specialist advice….
Therapeutic doses of herbs in extracts, tablets and capsules can help with specific health problems, but this can be a more complicated situation. Luckily, you probably have a specialist close at hand that can help – your local NHAA herbalist or naturopath.
NHAA practitioner members are highly trained in the use of herbal medicine, giving advice and tailoring a specific treatment plan individual to you. It is important when taking herbal medicines to get the advice of a trained professional that can advise on any contra-indications or herb-drug interactions you need to be aware of.
Get the best results by getting the best advice. See an NHAA trained practitioner.
For practitioners National Herbal Medicine Week is a chance to market your business and reach out to your local community. How about an open day at your clinic? Or a free talk at a local community centre? Or perhaps there’s a local community garden you could link up with – maybe plant some new herbs?
For our practitioner members, we have a full colour poster template you can use to help advertise your event. The posters are A4 size and have a blank space in the middle - just add your event details and print as many as you need.
Also for our members, we also have purple and green balloons you can use to give your event an extra air of fun and festivity!
We'll also be sending out info through social media to promote our members events.