Herbal Medicine Making:Practical and Hands On! with Linda Conroy
July 6-7, 2019
709 W Arthur Ave, Bruce, WI
Cost: $200 (both classes) or $125 each (includes lunch both days and primitive camping)
Join herbalist Linda Conroy of Moonwise Herbs for one or two days of hands on harvesting and herbal medicine making!
Herbs for Topical Application: A Lost Art
Applying herbs topically is a safe and effective way to bring herbal medicine into your life. In the age of the quick fix and a propensity for taking a "pill" to fix things, the art of applying herbs topically is becoming a lost art. This is unfortunate, as herbs are incredibly effective when applied topically. They can be used for easing pain, preventing tic borne illness, relieving stress, promoting relaxation, healing eczema, psoriasis, healing cuts, scrapes, bug bites, athletes foot and so much more! This class will include an overview of herbs that can a applied topically and a hands on experience of both foraging for some of the herbs as well as preparing them. We will make infused oils, salves, a therapeutic lotion, foot soak, salt scrub and much more. Bring a tub or a pot that you can fit both of your feet in, so that we can apply one of the best remedies: a foot soak. You will leave with recipes, products and the inspiration to incorporate herbs for topical application into your daily life. wide
Herbs for Internal Applications: Tinctures, Tea, Infusions, Syrups and More!
This session will offer an overview of herbs through the seasons and the best approach to preparing each herb for optimal benefit. Some herbs are best prepared in alcohol and others in a water based preparation. Some are ideally prepared in both. Others are most effective when steeped in vinegar. After offering an overview of herbal medicine making and applications for use, we will spend time foraging for medicinal herbs and learning to identify them. The later part of the class will be spent transforming the harvest into medicine for later use. In addition, we will learn to dry and store herbs. We will work with a variety of herbs that are effective at relieving colds/flu, tic borne illness, anxiety, pain, digestive concerns, and much more! Everyone will leave with products that we prepare in class, recipes and inspiration.