Around the world, for thousands of years before Echinacea was used ad nauseum, many easily available herbs, foods and lifestyle habits encouraged people to stay robust and strong throughout the winter months. This class will cover many of the easily available folk remedies, foods and herbs to keep you healthy throughout winter.
We will meet at 6:00 PM at Minnehaha Parkway and Cedar Avenue, on the corner of the Super America and we'll walk across the street to the more overt greenery. There is easy parking a block away on 18th Avenue.
Many local and available plants are incredibly effective remedies for healing and easing the pain of arthritis, sprains, strains, tight muscles, whiplash, bone breaks, repetitive stress injuries and so much more. Come learn what, where and how to use these effective and simple remedies.
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.
Finally a simple technique to help you pick remedies for your friends and family. Learn to sense the quality of different peoples’ pulses and feel shifts when different remedies are administered. Absolutely hands-on.
Please bring 5-7 things you are curious how your body reacts to, but don't take those things internally that day (like supplements — if it's necessary medication, please do take it anyway). This could be medication, herbs, supplements, jewelry, bits of food (like a chunk of cheese), etc. The students will pulse test each other on these substances.