Herbalist Robin Rose Bennett

Healing Spices - Herbal Medicine in Your Spice Rack

Wednesday July 17, 2013 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM | Price: FREE

At New York Open Center

Wednesdays, July 10 and July 17 (2 sessions)

8 - 10 PM

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When properly prepared, some of our favorite “seasonings” are actually profound herbal medicines.

Join herbalist Robin Rose Bennett as we go beyond the delight of aromatic and spicy flavors into the exciting and beneficial world of herbal medicine, discovering, for example, that basil is an effective anti-depressant, ginger can relieve lower back pain when used as a bath, and rosemary tea improves memory. We’ll explore hot, spicy herbs such as ginger, cayenne, garlic, black pepper, mustard and horseradish; and we’ll take a tour of aromatic herbs such as sage, rosemary, marjoram, basil, lavender and thyme.We’ll also touch on the medicinal properties of seeds such as sunflower, sesame and pumpkin, and the health benefits of foods such as honey, vinegar and chocolate.

Herbal preparations will be demonstrated to help you understand why one herb is powdered while another is used whole, why one is steeped and another is boiled. Herbs are truly “the people’s medicine” and this course is likely to bring out the herbalist in you.

Note: There will be a $2 materials fee payable to the instructor at the first session.

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 $55 New York Open Center Members, $65 non-member

Approved for CEU's