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Or contact Sarah by phone or mail:

PO Box 261, Fredonia, NY  14063


Fredonia, New York

Herbal Medicine for Body Type (Hamburg Continuing Ed)

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Educational workshops are the bread and butter of Sweet Flag Herbs. In western New York, as in nearly every community, there is an abundance of medicinal and edible plants growing in every lawn, sidewalk crack, and wooded area. Sarah offers workshops about identifying, sustainably harvesting, and using these plants.

Sarah has experience offering plant-based workshops for individuals of all ages and ability levels, including differently-abled individuals. If you are interested in scheduling a workshop or would like more info, visit the Contact Page to get in touch.

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Herbal Medicine for Body Type (Hamburg Continuing Ed)

Five Tuesdays, Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, & Nov 7.  7pm - 8:30pm   $68.  Hamburg Middle School.

It is easy to fall into matching herbs to diseases: “Ginkgo for memory,” or “St. John’s Wort for depression.” However, holistic herbalism acknowledges that herbs successfully support health when we match their properties to one’s body type—not just a symptom.

In this five week class, Community Herbalist Sarah Sorci will borrow from traditional western herbalism, Indian Ayurvedic medicine, and Chinese Medicine to teach how to match herbs to body type.

Week 1: Use traditional constitutional medicine to discern our bodies' tendencies and “type.”
Week 2: Learn to use your senses to determine an herb's effects on the body.
Weeks 3-5: Discuss 4-6 specific herbs in detail each week, learning which body types/states they are most appropriate for. Sarah will focus on herbs that can be easily grown or sustainably wild-harvested in western NY.

Each participant will sample herbal preparations and take home materials to make your own herbal tincture or tea.

For Hamburg Continuing Ed registration, click here. 

Earlier Event: September 28
Backyard Remedies: free talk
Later Event: October 6
World on Your Plate