July 12th 2009 10:30am-3pm $50
Herbal medicine is one of the oldest forms of healing and has been practised continuously from the earliest times. Over 80% of the worlds population still uses herbs as their primary means of health-care. Although much has been lost traditional uses have been passed down to us in stories and songs....today we can reach back across thousands of years to join Achilles in making salves from Yarrow to heal wounds.
There is nothing quite as empowering as knowing how to make your own medicines. Herbs are magical but preparing and using them doesn't have to be mystical. In this class we will learn how to make medicines from common herbs and foods in the form of vinegars, tinctures (alchohol, glycerine), honeys, teas (infusions, decoctions), salves, liniments and syrups. Restock Your medicine chest. Be prepared with natural remedies you make yourself for cuts, stings, burns, rashes, colds coughs and allergies. It‘s an easy, inexpensive, empowering and very fun!