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Herbal distillation - study day

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Fri, 31 Mar 2006 12:30:11 +0100

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There are spaces available on this interesting workshop in April.  More 
details of the Medicinal Receipts Research Group are at:
http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/MEDICINALRECEIPTS.html

Distilling Day
A study day to examine the practice and purpose of herbal distillation 
from Anglo-Norman to Victorian times, organised by the Medicinal 
Receipts Research Group.

The day will be conducted by Christina Stapley - writer, herbalist and 
lecturer, author of  ‘The Receipt Book of Lady Anne Blencowe 1694’ 
(Heartease Books 2004), and Ian Pearce – historical researcher and 
interpreter.

Wednesday 26 April 10.00 - 3.30pm
Venue Petersfield Physic Garden, 16 High St. Petersfield, Hampshire  
01730 296060
10 minutes walk from Petersfield station (1 hr from Waterloo)

10.00am  	Introduction to understanding aromatic water receipts and 
the most important herbs used. This will be followed by plant 
identification within the physic garden.

11.00am 	Coffee break

11.30am 	Practical demonstrations of the use of aromatic waters 
within recipes from different centuries. Discussion of some specific 
compound water receipts leading to a practical demonstration of 
distillation with a copper alembic.

1.00 pm 		Lunch (details of availability: see below)

2.00pm	Distillation continued. Discussion of bases used, examination of 
the possible synergistic relationship of herbs, and consistency within 
recipes. Traditional use eg cephalic, cordial and epidemic waters 
compared with modern applications. Results of the distillation 
demonstration.

3.30pm 	Finish. Tea. 

Cost  		members £17   student members £15
Payable to 	Dr Caroline Bowden: 5 Merthyr Terrace, London SW13 8DL 
non-members £20   £18 to students
Lunch 	A light lunch will be provided at an additional cost of £5, 
payable in advance when you book.
Organiser	Nicky Wesson: 26 Church St, Hampton TW12 2EG  020 8941 
6652. [log in to unmask]


*********************************
Dr Mark Nesbitt
Project Manager, PLANT CULTURES
Royal Botanic Gardens
Kew
Richmond, Surrey
TW9 3AE

Tel (direct): +44 (0)20 8332 5719
Fax: +44 (0)20 8332 5768
www.plantcultures.org.uk

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