Herbs for Brain Health

Sunday 25 February 2024, 11:30am-1:00pm

How can we keep our brains healthy? And what part do herbs have to play in our brain health? 

With Neurodegenerative diseases seemingly becoming more prevalent this class offers a look at how plants have been used for centuries to keep our brains healthy, as well as examining how plants are at the forefront of drug care in neurodegenerative illnesses.

The easiest way to incorporate their goodness is through food and Maya will be demonstrating recipes on how to easily utilise herbs every day in our diet for good brain health.

Not only will you delve into the history and usage of these plants, but you will learn how best to utilise them both in the kitchen and the garden. During this class, you will also have the opportunity to explore the Physic Garden where Maya will take you to our neurological plants and see for yourself how gardens can be grown for healing.

Booking Information:

  • Tickets are £35 per person and includes entry to the Garden.
  • The Course starts at 11:30am. You can arrive from 11am and stay after the event to enjoy the Garden & The Garden Café.
  • There is no discount for Friends of the Garden.
  • Please note, this workshop will take place upstairs in our Gallery space, which unfortunately is not wheelchair accessible.

The Course Facilitator:

Maya Jayaweera Thomas

photo credit Camilla Greenwell

Maya is a herbologist, chef and writer based in London. Maya is a graduate in Herbology from the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, where she specialised in herbs for women’s health & the Bitter Taste. Maya has worked in gardens across the country including Chelsea Physic Garden, Weleda and Soho Farm House. She gives talks and workshops on the benefits of using herbs in a culinary context to better support our mental and physical wellbeing.


Date And Time

Sunday, February 25, 2024 @ 11:30 AM to
Sunday, February 25, 2024 @ 01:30 PM

Registration End Date

Sunday, February 25, 2024


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