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Herbal Immersion Program

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Herbal Immersion Program

Time: October 21, 2017 at 10am to October 22, 2017 at 4pm
Location: Bellingaham, WA
Website or Map: http://www.wildrootbotanicals…
Phone: 360 724 7768
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: Leslie Lekos
Latest Activity: Oct 8, 2017

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Herbal Immersion Program 2017

10-4 each day

Mar. 11 & 12 * Apr. 1 & 2 * May 6 & 7 * June 24 & 25
July 8 & 9 * Aug. 5 & 6 * Sept. 16 & 17 * Oct. 21 & 22

Herbal Immersion Course Topics:

Plant Medicine Energetics
-Six tissue states 
-Understanding plant actions through taste
-Plant spirit medicine

Herbal Medicine-Foundations & Origins
-Past & Current Practices
-Acute vs. Chronic Disease
-Constitutions: The Doshas & Humors
-Community Herbalist vs. Clinical

Making Medicine Skills
-Teas (decoctions + infusions)
-Tinctures (folk + ratio)
-Herbal vinegars, honeys, oxymels, syrups
-Topical (infused oils, salve, herbal crèmes, liniments, compresses, poultices, steams, baths)
-Distillation: hydrosols and essential oils
-Supplies, Tools, Storage, Labeling & Organizing
-Sourcing Herbs (self-harvested, bought or bartered, local vs regional vs global)
-Demonstation & Hands-on Participation

Herb Growing in Landscape & Garden
-Propagation Techniques: Stem Cuttings, Layering, Root division
-Specialized Seed Germinating Techniques: Stratification, -Scarification, Light Dependent Germinators 
-Basic Permaculture Principles
-Gathering & Processing Herbs from the Garden

Medicinal Formulations
-Creating Balanced Formulas
-Formulation for an Individual 

Nutrition & Herbal Medicine
-Plants as Food & Nutritional Medicine
-Nutritional Assessment
-Nutritional Health Issues
-Recipes for Herbal salts, Pesto’s, Broths, Teas, Culinary Oils, Syrups, Popsicles, Confections

Herbal First Aid
-Basic kit & How to Customize

Clinical Skills
-Assessment & Evaluation
-How to Ask Good Questions
-Herbal Repertory
-Herbal Materia Medica
-Cases & Case Studies

Overview of Anatomy and Physiology
-What’s Healthy Function & What’s Not

Body Systems
-Digestion, Neurology, Urinary, Skin, Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Immune, Liver, Endocrine
-Specific Issues with Men, Women, Children, Elders & Pregnancy/Lactation

Foraging Excursions
-Wild harvesting Herbs
-Observing Relationships & Patterns in Nature
-Botany & Plant ID skills

Wildcrafting Plant Medicine
-Harvesting Techniques
-Methods, Tools & Supplies
-Drying & Processing
-Labeling & Organizing
-Edible Plants

Materia Medica: learning about the properties of individual plants

Cost: $875 for all 8 months 




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