The Herbalist - - Dipaunka Macrides

Introductory Course

This course will introduce you to the wonderful and fascinating world of herbs. This course is designed to give you a good grounding in herbs for home use. We will be covering different body systems and the herbs relating to those systems, and the common  aliments that affect each Body System. We  explore the emotional issues relating to each body system as well .

We will also be looking at herbal terminology, specific herbs and their properties. Plus we will be covering the spiritual & majikal uses of herbs as well as learning Herb identification. There is also a manufacturing component in this course where you will learn the art of brewing herbal concoctions for health, healing and beauty. 

This course is life changing and not for the Faint Hearted. 

Please only sign up for this course if you are definitely interested and are going to make the commitment to do the course to the end. I dont wish to waste your time or mine .

Alchemy is a big part of Herbal Medicine as I see and practice it . Purification, regeneration and transformation through the use of Herbs.

Ways that Herbs can be used: Tablets, capsules , infusions, decoctions, tinctures, fluid extracts, syrups, juices (succus) glycertracts, oxymels, 

Externally as: creams, ointments, infused oils , compresses, lotions, poultices, liniments , pastes, in baths, suppositories {vege glycerine, liquid – infusion, decoction, tincture or fluid extract, and vege gelatine or agar agar) powders, herbal wines, herbal vinegars, edible herbal oils, jams, soups, broths, smoke, pillows, sachets, plasters , lozenges, snuffs. Pastes, Edible Pastes, Smudge sticks. 

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Introductory Course Information:

10 week course compromising: First 8 weeks we will be meeting for 3.5 - 4 hours generally in the evenings.
Then 2 full days, on the weekend of practical herbal manufacturing. Weekly assignments and case studies are also part of this course.
A Certificate is given to all attendees who complete this course.

Course Fee:

Course Fee for the 10 weeks: $600 for waged, $500 for concession. A Non Refundable Deposit of $150 is required to secure your place.


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What attendees have said:

I completed Dipaunka’s beginners course in 2012. If I had known what I signed up for, I would have done it years ago! This course has been beginning of an amazing journey and has opened my eyes in so many levels. Even though I have always been quite health conscious person, I now live the life that I can truly say is actually health conscious. I have become a raw foodist and making my own everything (medicine, cosmetics, household cleaning products etc.), being able to see behind what “commercial world” wants us to see. This course was not only a great way to learn about herbs, but also opens up one’s mind in so many different level and makes you dig deeper every day.

Thank you for that.


~ Triin - Liis Harma

Thanking you from the bottom of my heart, to have such an inspirational lecturer (mentor). I know I have found a path I will be on for the rest of my life.Thank you for lectures with a handful of passion and thank you for seeing things on such a different level (and allowing me to see things on a different level). You have opened my eyes ( all 3 ) Inspired my life.


~ Zoe- Nicole Baldwin


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