Caroline is the Director of the Ingraham Academy of Zoopharmacognosy. For the last 25 years she has pioneered the self-medicative approach to animal health; allowing animals to express their innate ability to determine the medicinal plant secondary metabolites and minerals appropriate to their condition. This method has achieved great success for both physiological and behavioural problems. She has also made detailed observations of the distinct behavioural profiles that these animals exhibit when self-medicating.
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Thomas Ingraham BSc (Hons)
Having won a scholarship to study Biology at University College London (UCL), Tom graduated with an Honours Degree (BSc) in 2009. He is the author of "Zoopharmacognosy & Herbal Pharmacology" and "The Science of Essential Oils & Herbal Extracts." Tom has extensively researched the scientific mechanisms at work within zoopharmacognosy and is at the forefront of this field. Tom's unique ability to put complex science into everyday language has also enabled him to become a science editor responsible for marking scientific papers and publishing articles based on Biology and Medicine for an open-access journal.
Martin has over twenty -eight years experience as a health practitioner and teacher. He is an author of various articles in journals and media. Martin is also a member of the Institute for Learning and registered teacher of Neuro-Linguistic -Programming.
Martin has extensive experience of working in the areas of mental and emotional health care, support and development in the NHS through Primary Mental Health Care and Lets Talk. For ten years from 1990 Martin was Head of Aromatherapy at the Raworth Centre in Dorking, Surrey. In 2003/2004 he was voted in as the Vice Chairman and Chairman of the International Federation of Aromatherapists.
Jane studied anthropology in Oxford and was introduced to the food, medicines and rituals of other cultures and how they use plant medicine for health and healing. This built upon her early experiences with her Grandmother who introduced Jane to foraging for wild food.
Jane also studied British herbal traditions and the healing power of native Celtic plants, which in turn led to the creation of her own range of skin care products using herbs, oils and floral waters.
Being qualified in Medicinal Herbs, Clinical Herbalism and Aromatherapy, Jane is constantly excited by the possibilities offered by plants, be it creating new blends or discovering ground-breaking formulae to treat old problems.
At present, Jane works mainly in the West Country for a successful Herb Company and oversees the production of herbal medicines and macerated oils. Making herbal preparations requires skill, knowledge and of course a little alchemy! Jane believes that our herbal traditions need to be passed down through the generations, and her workshops are designed to keep those practical skills alive.