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.
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