Biomedical studies on herbs can seem completely unrelated to traditional herbalism or even real life. This class will address the many things that can be gleaned from the myriad of studies, often from other countries, that both support and introduce new ideas about how our common weeds may be used in life and practice.
Lise Wolff, Registered Herbalist, AHG has studied herbalism for twenty-six years, with herbalists from Susun Weed to Matthew Wood with whom she apprenticed in 1995. She is a professional member of The American Herbalist Guild and received her MSc in Scotland. An active practitioner, Lise supplies her apothecary primarily with herbs she gathers and prepares. She maintains a private practice in South Minneapolis and is available for private consultations. For the past seventen years she has taught beginning and advanced herb classes in the Midwest based on actual case histories. Lise’s primary focus is on the most prolific plants available commonly called weeds, that insistently volunteer their nutrition and healing powers everywhere we walk. Since 2010 Lise has taught at the University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality and Healing as a part of the School of Nursing curriculum for the Doctor of Nursing Practice. Fall 2010 Lise was appointed to the academic faculty of St. Katherine University. As adjun ct professor, she teaches the Herbology course for the Master of Arts in Holistic Health Studies. Beyond herbalism, her other great loves include her husband and 5 year old son Nick.