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Herbal Actions: Demulcents with Bridget's Apothecary

July 22nd, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Do you love being around plants and learning about all they have to offer? Are you a budding herbalist hoping to enter deeper into your knowledge? In this series I'll be focusing on herbal actions from a Western Herbalist perspective. Although we will focus on a particular action each class, most herbs have multiple actions, and we have multiple ways of using and understanding them. In each class we will focus on a few plants that excel at the action we are studying and many other actions and ways of thinking about plants will come up in the process. I invite you to come explore in a beautiful space where questions are always welcomed, and personal interaction with the herbs in several different forms is prioritized.

Demulcent herbs have an action of moistening tissues. Often they can be identified by the slimy, mucilaginous attributes that you can feel after biting into one. Think of okra's natural slime, or marshmallow root, which is how marshmallows were first made (held together by that delightful mucilage!). While some have an aversion to this texture, even tiny amounts can be helpful when dryness is prohibiting our processes from working properly. In this class we will explore the ways we use demulcent herbs from a Western Herbalism perspective. Simply stated: Demulcents help soothe and moisten dry and inflammed tissue. Sore throats, UTI's, constipation, and more can all be helped by understanding demulcents and supporting natural body processes. But we won't talk about herbs in the same way we talk about drugs. There is an innate wisdom to the body, and so we look to see why something is happening, and how to support it. We will talk about when it's appropriate to use this action, how to balance this action if needed and why your body might be reacting the way it does in so many of these situations. As always we will be tasting, smelling, feeling, picking, processing, or sitting with plants that exemplify this action as part of how we learn and internalize this information.

The single class is $35. Discounted 4-class package is $115
Classes do sell out; reserve your spot today!

Click on the link to register: Do you love being around plants and learning about all they have to offer? Are you a budding herbalist hoping to enter deeper into your knowledge? In this series I'll be focusing on herbal actions from a Western Herbalist perspective. Although we will focus on a particular action each class, most herbs have multiple actions, and we have multiple ways of using and understanding them. In each class we will focus on a few plants that excel at the action we are studying and many other actions and ways of thinking about plants will come up in the process. I invite you to come explore in a beautiful space where questions are always welcomed, and personal interaction with the herbs in several different forms is prioritized.

Demulcent herbs have an action of moistening tissues. Often they can be identified by the slimy, mucilaginous attributes that you can feel after biting into one. Think of okra's natural slime, or marshmallow root, which is how marshmallows were first made (held together by that delightful mucilage!). While some have an aversion to this texture, even tiny amounts can be helpful when dryness is prohibiting our processes from working properly. In this class we will explore the ways we use demulcent herbs from a Western Herbalism perspective. Simply stated: Demulcents help soothe and moisten dry and inflammed tissue. Sore throats, UTI's, constipation, and more can all be helped by understanding demulcents and supporting natural body processes. But we won't talk about herbs in the same way we talk about drugs. There is an innate wisdom to the body, and so we look to see why something is happening, and how to support it. We will talk about when it's appropriate to use this action, how to balance this action if needed and why your body might be reacting the way it does in so many of these situations. As always we will be tasting, smelling, feeling, picking, processing, or sitting with plants that exemplify this action as part of how we learn and internalize this information.

The single class is $35. Discounted 4-class package is $115
Classes do sell out; reserve your spot today!

Click on the link to register: Do you love being around plants and learning about all they have to offer? Are you a budding herbalist hoping to enter deeper into your knowledge? In this series I'll be focusing on herbal actions from a Western Herbalist perspective. Although we will focus on a particular action each class, most herbs have multiple actions, and we have multiple ways of using and understanding them. In each class we will focus on a few plants that excel at the action we are studying and many other actions and ways of thinking about plants will come up in the process. I invite you to come explore in a beautiful space where questions are always welcomed, and personal interaction with the herbs in several different forms is prioritized.

Demulcent herbs have an action of moistening tissues. Often they can be identified by the slimy, mucilaginous attributes that you can feel after biting into one. Think of okra's natural slime, or marshmallow root, which is how marshmallows were first made (held together by that delightful mucilage!). While some have an aversion to this texture, even tiny amounts can be helpful when dryness is prohibiting our processes from working properly. In this class we will explore the ways we use demulcent herbs from a Western Herbalism perspective. Simply stated: Demulcents help soothe and moisten dry and inflammed tissue. Sore throats, UTI's, constipation, and more can all be helped by understanding demulcents and supporting natural body processes. But we won't talk about herbs in the same way we talk about drugs. There is an innate wisdom to the body, and so we look to see why something is happening, and how to support it. We will talk about when it's appropriate to use this action, how to balance this action if needed and why your body might be reacting the way it does in so many of these situations. As always we will be tasting, smelling, feeling, picking, processing, or sitting with plants that exemplify this action as part of how we learn and internalize this information.

The single class is $35. Discounted 4-class package is $115
Classes do sell out; reserve your spot today!

Click on the link to register: https://bridgetsapothecary.com/classes/

 

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