Topical Applications of Herbal Medicine (Herbal Medicine Series #3)


Have you heard about herbal poultices? Are you curious about topical uses of herbal medicine for various health complaints? In this interactive evening class we will cover some common herbal applications for topical skin healing and support for various health issues, from wound healing to arthritis and general first aid. Learn how to prepare a poultice, and understand the difference between a fomentation, compress, liniment, and poultice, when to apply and what specific herbs to use for each. Explore the uses of kitchen herbs and other foods for topical application. We will prepare topical applications of herbs in class and you will leave with tools for preparing your own herbal topicals at home using fresh or dried plants. We will cover some common terminology such as Vulneraries, Rubefacients, Anti-inflammatories, Circulatory stimulants and Astringents. Please wear loose fitting clothing if you would like to participate in class – be prepared to offer an arm, hand or ankle for experiencing a topical poultice prepared in class.

This workshop belongs to a four-part Herbal Medicine Series we are offering with instructor Katolen Yardley. Register for all four workshops at checkout and receive 15% off! 

About the Instructor

Katolen Yardley, MNIMH, RH (AHG) is a medical herbalist and nature knower with over 20 years of clinical and herbal medicine making experience in private practice in Vancouver, BC. She enjoys providing people with tools for optimal health through inspiration and education. She is the author of the “Good Living Guide to Natural and Herbal Remedies” (August 2016) and current president of the Canadian Herbalist’s Association of British Columbia. She is a clinic supervisor at Dominion Herbal College and adjunct faculty at Boucher Naturopathic College and offers seminars to the general public. Visit for more information.


UBC Farm | 3461 Ross Drive

Date and Time

Wednesday, October 10| 7 – 9 pm (2 hours)


$45 ($38 for registered students – valid student ID is required) + GST Click here to register for this workshop.