Get ready for winter & flu season by learning how to prepare your own herbal tea blend, natural cough syrup, and immune-boosting herbal tincture with this informative introduction to natural herbal medicine.
Herbal medicine is the oldest, most widely and continuously used form of medicine. It has thrived in every culture and throughout every period of history. It has also been described as Ecological Healing because it works within the context of our shared ecological and evolutionary heritage with the plant kingdom; it uses whole plants to treat whole people.
This informative workshop, led by Juliana Nogueira, Certified Nutritional Practitioner and Registered Herbalist from Tincture and Tonic Apothecary, will introduce you to herbal medicine concepts and give you the confidence to create simple herbal formulas yourself. The class will explore some of the powerful medicinal and immune supporting properties of common kitchen herbs and spices.
Participants will get to sample, learn how to prepare, and take home:
- A herbal tea blend for cold & flu support using herbs commonly found in our kitchens like oregano, sage, thyme, clove, and ginger
- An all-natural cough syrup using elderberry, cinnamon and other medicinal herbs
- An immune-boosting herbal tincture with echinacea, astragalus, reishi, cat’s claw, etc.
- Helpful additional herbs such as hyssop, catnip, plantain, and slippery elm will be discussed as well.
Samples of all ingredients will be passed around to touch, taste and smell, and there will be a homemade apple cake to enjoy together at the end along with a cup of your newly created custom tea blend.
Like many of her colleagues, Juliana Nogueira’s journey started when conventional medicine failed to help. Despite taking the meds and following the doctor’s directions but still wasn’t well, so was left with no other alternative but to take charge of her own well-being. The transition to nutrient dense foods, herbs, natural supplements and positive lifestyle changes worked wonders. Her newfound health, energy and passion led to becoming a Certified Nutritional Practitioner, and a Registered Herbalist a few years later. Juliana works with Tincture and Tonic Apothecary in Toronto’s West End. tinctureandtonic.ca
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