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Herbology 1: Introduction to Herbs

May 29, 2019 at 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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Herbs of Quebec
Herbology 1: Introduction to Herbs

Learn about all the natural herbs that grow native to Quebec and their healing properties.  Part of this class is a lecture; the other part is exploratory; as a guide takes the students on a nature walk.Monica is always trying to engage as many senses as possible in the learning process. All sessions include hand-outs, and a variety of herbal preparations to touch, see, taste or smell!Are you looking to add natural remedies to your toolbox? Great for mom’s or anyone looking to make their own natural remedies.This is a hands-on workshop! Come and explore the wonder world of Herbology.

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The Dandelion – Taraxacum officinale, what are some of the amazing properties of the Dandelion? Something that grows in our own yards…The dandelion has so much to offer. It’s a wonderful spring tonic helping to restore health to our many intertwined systems. Our Natives were probably delighted to feast on the small green, vitamin-rich leaves as their food rations ran low and they craved something green in their diet. The leaves are a wonderful source of beta carotene, B vitamins, vitamin C, potassium, iron, calcium and protein. Their bitter properties support our digestive systems. Italians have long enjoyed dandelion leaf salad, with a garlic and olive oil vinaigrette, for this benefit. If you’re not interested in throwing them in a salad, fill a mason jar with the leaves (and roots too) and cover with apple-cider vinegar or wine vinegar. Let it sit for at least six weeks and then liberally enjoy your mineral-rich vinegar, splashed on salads or mixed with equal parts honey (1 tbsp.) in water (2 cups).If you’re digging dandelions make sure to save the mineral-rich roots, which are often used to re-energize, especially after a long winter. Give them a good dry-brushing, slice them and dry them, or tincture them in vodka or vinegar. A dose of root tincture is anywhere from 10 � 100 drops per day. (Start with a few and see how you feel before increasing the quantity!) If you prefer sipping an infusion, try a cup or two per day. Dandelion root has a long history of supporting your liver’s health, but it also nourishes your nervous system, lymphatic system and many of your organs.Dandelion blossoms infused in olive oil make a relaxing massage oil for stiff or tight muscles, arthritic joints, or cramps. The blossoms can also decrease mental tension. On your walk home this spring, especially after a hectic day, pick the brightest and most beautiful dandelion along your path. (If they are growing abundantly it’s a good sign that the area is herbicide-free!) Pour yourself a nice glass of wine and pop your dandelion into the wine. Let it sit while you go take a shower! Relax and sip your dandelion wine. Breathe the yellow fumes in deeply! Enjoy!

Limited Places are available for this workshop, register now to save your place.

Categories: Program Core, Continuing Education, General Interest
 24 credits
Cost: $300


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May 29, 2019
12:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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Monica Giacomin


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