Herbalism: Beyond the Basics
Take a deep dive into a hands-on approach to herbal medicine. We'll cover the medicinal properties and uses of close to 100 local or easy-to-source healing plants, from nervines that calm to cardiotonics that promote circulatory health. Herbalist Karine Gordineer will show you how to properly infuse, blend, and decoct as you create your own herbal apothecary that will include teas, salves, tinctures, syrups, vinegars, compresses, and poultices.
Highlights of the course include:
o History of herbalism
o The main branches of herbalism
o The medicinal properties and uses of close to 100 medicinal plants
o Discussion of specific types of medicinal plants - alteratives, nervines, adaptogens, demulcents, tonics, cardiotonics, immunity boosting, etc.
o Herbal remedy making techniques & formulation of infusions, decoctions, tea blending, oils, salves, tinctures, syrups, vinegars, compresses, and poultices
o Making an herbal first aid kit
o Local plant identification and usage
o Wild-crafting and drying herbs
o Storing herbs
o Plant energetics
o Sustainable herbalism