Herbal Tincture Making
This is a comprehensive workshop where you will learn how to made tinctures (an alcohol extract of herbs) for internal and external use. Participants will prepare a tincture with both fresh and a dry plant material in class together, and they will get to take home a sample that we press in class.
This class will cover:
- standardized tincture making from fresh and dried herbs
- folk tincture making
- how to decide what strength of alcohol should be used for what herb
- how long to let it sit and how to strain it
- how to tell if it's strong enough
- general dosages/ ways of using your tincture
- where to get herbs and identifying quality material
This is a hands on class, so come ready to help out, measure, pour and wash. Bring an apron, a pen and something to take notes on to recall the knowledge you gain at a later time. I'll provide a handout.
WHEN: Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 7-9pm
LOCATION: Madrona House Apothecary, 1423 34th ave, Unit C, Seattle 98122
TEACHER: Natalie H. (bio below)
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|