Intro to Herbal Medicine
This class is a thorough and practical crash course in the practicalities of using herbs as medicine. We will start with an introduction about why herbs work, what they can and cant do, where to get them and what preparations they come in. We will highlight six common and useful herbs as we discuss different aspects of understanding their uses. We'll also cover the ins and outs of safety and working with symptoms versus underlying causes. Finally we'll discuss good resources for further learning. By the end of the class, you will have a working knowledge of six herbs, as well as a framework to understand how herbs are working and how to select herbs for maximum benefit.
Learning this type of foundational knowledge will help you get better success with herbs, and use them with more intention and awareness. If you've ever been frustrated with books telling you that an herb is "good for headaches," then this class might help you get beyond such oversimplification and begin to understand the complexities of our bodies.
Bring a notebook, come with questions, and be ready to learn. Natalie is a fast-paced teacher, and she likes to cover as much as possible in the time.
WHEN: September 11, 7:00-9:00pm
LOCATION: Madrona House Apothecary, 1423 34th Ave, Unit C, Seattle 98122
TEACHER: Natalie H. of the Adiantum School of Plant Medicine
ABOUT THE TEACHER:
Natalie runs the Adiantum School of Plant Medicine, a local herb school in Seattle, where she teaches classes on plant ID, medicine making, and holistic herbalism. She has spent several years acquiring and synthesizing knowledge about Western Herbalism, PNW Materia Medica, nutrition, and Chinese Medicine. She is particularly passionate about traditional assessment techniques, the effects of emotions on the physical body, and holistic models of understanding imbalance. She also loves to forage and grow medicinal plants of all kinds, because cultivating a direct relationship with the living plant is not only educational but very healing. All in all, she is an empiricist at heart who loves experimentation and exploration into the possibilities of nourishing and strengthening our bodies and souls. As a teacher, Natalie is flexible, engaging and multi-sensory. She has extensive teaching experience, and is always looking for ways to keep things fresh and exciting.
This class will be held at Madrona House Apothecary + Healing Arts
1423 34th Ave Unit C, Seattle, WA 98122
Look for the red cow restaurant and take the concrete stairs to the immediate left. Come up the wood porch to the right and through glass door that says Unit C!
We have an up sloping driveway with 5 concrete stairs that lead to a wood porch with 3 more stairs.
*Due to the nature of being an Apothecary we are not a scent free environment. We do, however, strive to keep our space free of any synthetic fragrances and appreciate your abstaining from wearing heavily scented body products.
Madrona House Apothecary (View)
1423 34th Avenue Unit C
Seattle, WA 98122
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|