Herbs for Orphans and the Common Ground Clinic of New Orleans are sending delegations of herbalists to Port Au Prince to provide support for grassroots community healing efforts in the wake of the earthquake. In addition to financial donations, they need herbs. Please look through your apothecaries and see if you can spare some of the herbs they need.
Frances O'Halloran passed on this message grom their director:
We are always in need of the normal anti-parasitic/anti-bacterial tinctures. Thuja, Spilanthes, Wild Indigo, Lomatium, Goldenseal, Sweet Annie, Quassia, you get the idea :o) Also any antibacterial healing salves you have would be great! All product donations can he sent to Herbs for Orphans, 1887 Easley Dr, Andalusia AL 36420. If you'll include an approximate value of the product i'll make sure you get a tax receipt!
Thomas M. Easley RH(AHG)... See More
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