In this series renowned herbalist Robin Rose Bennett will share her expertise about how to maximize the use of herbal remedies to maintain the health of three of the body’s main systems and address challenges to each.
The Skin (Integumentary System)
The skin comprises the largest organ of the body and is the boundary that separates our insides from everything “outside” us. Healthy skin is part of our natural immunity. Commonly available herbs such as: plantain, calendula, black birch, red clover, burdock, and dandelion can be helpful in nourishing and beautifying our skin as well as healing burns, acne, eczema, wounds, and viral and fungal skin infections. We’ll explore ways to incorporate these herbs internally and externally as facials, foods, teas, baths, oils, tinctures and powders.
Wednesday, May 4, 8–10pm
The Nervous System
The mysterious nervous system may hold the ultimate key to our health as neurons exist virtually everywhere in our bodies and are the messengers coordinating the working relationships throughout all our systems. We’ll explore how to use herbs such as sage, oatstraw, lavender, basil, st john’s wort, nettles, mullein, solomon’s seal to help address pain, nerve damage, inflammation, anxiety, MS, depression, neuropathy, headaches, and strokes.
Wednesday, May 11, 8–10pm
The Digestive Tract
It’s said we are what we eat, but we are, more truthfully, what we assimilate. We’ll focus on how to help our entire digestive system (esophagus, stomach, liver, gall bladder, pancreas, intestines, appendix and colon) optimally assimilate food and eliminate waste. We’ll explore slippery elm, chamomile, basil, ginger, angelica, dandelion and other herbs that can help address mouth infections, irritable bowel, cramps, indigestion, stomach acidity, constipation, diarrhea, and hemorrhoids.
Wednesday, May 18th 8–10pm
Note: there will be a $3 materials fee payable to the teacher
To register for the LECTURE SERIES
(3 sessions) Wednesdays
May 4–18, 8–10pm
11WHN23TZ Approved for CEUs
Members: $65 / Nonmembers: $70 /
To sign up for individual classes:
Individual Sessions: $25
Herbs for the Nervous System click here
Herbs for The Skin click here
Herbs for The Digestive Tract click here