Plants were our first medicine and even in the 21st century, they form the basis of many of our
modern drugs – 11 per cent of the medicines the World Health Organisation considers basic and
essential are derived directly from plants. Ayurveda, the traditional Indian medical system, has
plants at its heart and treats conditions with natural herbal remedies. At this inspirational event,
you’ll discover how Ayurveda can help women’s hormonal health, both on its own and as an
adjunct to conventional medicine. Our speakers will reveal how this unique approach can help
your readers get a handle on their hormones, from PMS to menopausal symptoms, with simple
lifestyle advice based on body type, plus the latest research on Ayurvedic herbs for women’s health.
Jasmine Hemsley, wellness queen and one half of globally renowned sister duo Hemsley +
Hemsley, is the author of forthcoming book East by West (Bluebird), which champions the
Ayurvedic philosophy of eating to nourish and repair. Jasmine will be sharing her journey with
Ayurveda and how it’s helped her own wellbeing, and you’ll have the exclusive opportunity to try
one of the delicious recipes from her book, out in November, at dinner.
Sebastian Poleis co-founder of Pukka Herbs, a medical herbalist and Ayurvedic practitioner with
a clinic in Bath, and the author of three books. Sebastian, who has always been captivated by
the power of medicinal plants, will talk about his experiences of using herbal medicine to help
women balance their hormones. He will also explain the key Ayurvedic herbs, including supertonic
shatavari and rejuvenating ashwagandha.
7.00pm Arrival, canapés and a cocktail
7.30pm Presentations and three-course meal with organic prosecco
from Vintage Roots
10.00pm Event ends
Members – £15
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The Guild of Health Writers thanks Pukka Herbs for arranging this event, and would like to state that this is an
independent event. In accordance with its objectives, the Guild aims to provide a balanced, non-partisan forum for discussion and
does not endorse any commercial products or systems.