knitxcore.: March 2013

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Herbal Medicine Workshop @ Evermore Herbs


This weekend, I had the opportunity to attend an herbal medicine workshop at a nearby modern apothecary.  It was really exciting. We learned a lot about a myriad of herbs and their medicinal properties, and different simple preparations to those properties to work.

The instructor demonstrated how to prepare teas, tisanes and salves to cure/treat a ton of ailments. Upon leaving the shop generously provided with a fantastic gift bag containing herbs we would need to get started. The instructor was just as generous as the shop, and gave us each a samll aloe plant from his personal garden and a small container of rose salve.

I can't wait to put this knowledge to good use, and hopefully come up with some unique recipes to share with all of you!