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Medicine of the earth





I’m excited to be a part of a week-long Herbal First Aid Training and working as a Clinic Lead at Envision Festival, collaborating with the Envision herbalists/village witches/permaculture teachers and fellow MASHH herbalists/medics! Learn from a dynamic group of women about triage, red flags, materia medica, formulations, and more. Applications are still open to get trained and ready to work in active care for events, relief work and protests.


::Critical Skills for resilience in these changing times:: With the degradation in water, land, soil, air quality, healthcare, a mounting mass housing crisis, rise in extreme climate catastrophes, day-to-day stress, rise in anti-biotic resistance and viruses that are literally melting in the permafrost.... herbal medicine has a prominent place in acute and long-term care. The issues of our times may be frightening but we do have the tools necessary to help us. We have co-evolved with plant medicines so our DNA intimately knows them. Traditional Peoples the world over and the Eclectics, a group of American physicians, used medicinal plants to treat their patients with success in epidemics. For instance Indigenous Peoples effectively used herbs and other healing methods to survive epidemics and the Eclectics averted fatal complications in most patients in the world-wide flu pandemic of 1918 and 1889 in which 40% of the US population came down with the flu.

I aim to create more dialogue and opportunities to learn about the importance of plant medicines for today's times. Stay tuned for more opportunities to learn more in the Bay Area. I will be teaching herbal first aid at The Scarlet Sage Herb Co. in early 2019.

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About Herbal medicine

Herbal medicine is the art and science of skillfully collecting, preparing, and using plants and fungi to promote health, prevent and treat illness. Medicinally, an herb is any plant part or plant used for its therapeutic value. Herbal medicine is at the root of humanity’s great healing traditions and is still the most widely used system of medicine in the world today.