Medicines from Mother – local medicinal plants, preparation & uses
Saturday July 27th 2013: a three part class on herbs and phytomedicines for your family. Herbal medicine has withstood the test of time for a good reason- IT WORKS. Interest in herbs for good health is on the rise as we get increasingly “sick and tired” from mainstream medicine. Big business has become aware of our interest in alternative health practices, and every day a new “wonder” herb or supplement promises miracle cures. Can a Dandelion actually cure heart disease? Can Red Clover prevent us from getting cancer? Let’s talk and learn how herbs heal. We will explore herbs in 3 modules: 1) Identification of locally available FREE plants; 2) Local plant materia medica- the healing properties of these gently powerful plants; and 3) preparation and usage. Participants can take modules separately or the entire class.
What to bring: Pen and notebook; camera, bag for gathering plant material; sturdy closed shoes (for plant walk); insect repellent (botanical bug spray available here); your lunch, snacks & drinks; a camp chair or folding chair.
Location: Divine Journeys- 302 Divine Drive, Martinsburg WV 25403. Click the link for custom driving directions http://goo.gl/maps/aRj0a
Module 1) 10am- 12noon: Medicinal Plant ID: Walk about the grounds of Divine Journeys and identify many local medicinal and edible plants. Basic uses & harvesting will be discussed. $25
Module 1- Plant ID Walk, medicinals & edibles $25 Please note the name of attendee(s) when paying for each module. Thanks
BREAK- PLEASE BRING YOUR LUNCH OR PLAN TO DRIVE FOR TAKE-OUT
Module 2) 1pm- 3pm: Materia medica: In depth information about the uses of many of the plants we will ID plus perhaps a few more. Discover the how and why of herb effectiveness- a totally different way of viewing healing the body. We will cover SAFE herbs to use for your family. $25
Module 2- Materia Medica- plant uses $25 Please note the name of attendee(s) when paying for each module. Thanks
BREAK- PLEASE BRING A SNACK AND DRINK FOR YOURSELF. REFRIGERATION AVAILABLE
Module 3) 4pm to 6pm: Preparation methods and dosing. Learn the basics of drying herbs and roots; alcohol extraction (tincturing) and oil extraction for home use. Basic recipes for salves, poultices, steams and teas will be discussed. Internal and external uses discussed. This module will include some hands on preparation. $25
Module 3- Preparation lab & dosing $25 Please note the name of attendee(s) when paying for each module. Thanks
Take all three modules for $60
Modules 1-3 Entire Class $60 Please note the name of attendee(s) when paying for each module. Thanks
Registered Attendees: Please download your CLASS NOTES here: