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PO Box 261, Fredonia, NY  14063


Fredonia, New York

Matching Herbs to Body Type: 5 part series

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Educational workshops are the bread and butter of Sweet Flag Herbs. In western New York, 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/cultivating, and making concoctions with these plants.

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

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Matching Herbs to Body Type: 5 part series

  • EMPact America 7615 Seneca St East Aurora, NY 14052 USA (map)

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.

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 constitution—not just a symptom.

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 likely effects. Is it bitter? Aromatic? Mucilaginous? Astringent? Sweet? What effects do these constituents tend to have 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.

Cost: $72 for 5 weeks.

Each participant will sample herbal preparations, and take home herbs to make your own tincture or teas at home.

Later Event: February 7
Making Elderberry Syrup