Many of our common ailments and health concerns can easily be managed with medicinal herbs and healing foods. You will discover how easy and fun it is to make safe and effective herbal remedies from your backyard with plant foliage, blossoms, berries, barks and roots. In this session you will find out everything you need to know to get started making high quality, affordable herbal preparations. Learn step–by–step exactly how to use local plants for tinctures, teas, tonics, oils, salves, balms, syrups, compresses, poultices, liniments and more.
Connie Karstens, M.S. is a Traditional Western Herbalist and Holistic Health Educator who uses local plants for medicinal remedies. Connie is a 3rd generation natural healer and holds a BA in Biology and an MS in Health and Nutrition Education and taught college nutrition for 14 years.
For over 25 years, she and her husband have worked on their 180–acre sustainable livestock farm in Hutchinson, Minnesota where sheep and other livestock are grazed with bio-dynamic farming practices. She also is the owner of a health food store and wellness center located on her farm.
Connie offers private wellness consultations incorporating whole foods nutrition, herbs, stress management techniques, and other natural remedies to support and build overall health and re–balance the body. She teaches classes both privately and through Community Education and conducts workshops to facilitate health and healing. Her passion is to empower others to attain self–sufficiency and build vibrant health by sharing her knowledge.