Summer Plants to the Rescue with Matthew Alfs

Date: June 7, 2007

Teacher Name and Titles: Matthew Alfs, MH, RH (AHG)

Matthew Alfs is a clinical herbalist (since the mid–1990s) and one of fewer than 200 of such in the USA who is nationally–peer–reviewed as a registered herbalist (R.H.) by the American Herbalists Guild.

Neglected Herbal Powerhouses

Date: December 5, 2012

Teacher Name and Titles: Matthew Alfs, MH, RH (AHG)

We‘ve all heard about black cohosh, echinacea, garlic, cinnamon, saw palmetto, ginkgo, and ginger ad nauseum! Judging from articles in popular health mags and by TV/radio news "bites," one gets the impression that these herbs are all that there is to herbal medicine. Without a doubt, they are best sellers on the herb market and also have been highly studied in the scientific literature. Yet, none of them are native to Minnesota.

Little – known, Indigenous Herbal Allies with Matthew Alfs

Date: August 5, 2015

Teacher Name and Titles: Matthew Alfs, MH, RH (AHG)

Although many of us are familiar with herbal superstars like echinacea, ginkgo biloba, hawthorn, garlic, turmeric, and ginger, it is a fact that many local wild plants not currently available on the herb market possess remarkable healing powers. In this lecture, local clinical herbalist Matthew Alfs, M.H., R.H. will show color photographs of some of these plants and discuss their healing applications as utilized by Native Americans, folk herbalists, and by Alfs in his own clinic (the Midwest Herbs & Healing center in Roseville).

Living in Harmony with Nature: Appreciating Wild Plants for their Gifts of Food, Medicine, and Utility

Date: August 3, 2016

Teacher Name and Titles: Matthew Alfs, MH, RH (AHG)

Matthew Alfs will also be signing copies of his brand new book, Diary of a Country Herbalist and will bring some copies of his other books along to sign as well. Here is a PDF copy of the meeting notes:  2016_08 NCHG Matthew Alfs Living in Harmony with Nature. Matthew Alfs has been an herbal clinician and educator […]