When properly prepared, some of our favorite “seasonings” are actually profound herbal medicines. Join herbalist Robin Rose Bennett and go beyond the delight of aromatic and spicy flavors into the exciting and beneficial world of herbal medicine. Discover that basil is an effective anti-depressant, ginger can relieve lower back pain when used as a bath, and rosemary tea improves memory. Explore uses for hot, spicy herbs such as ginger, cayenne, garlic, black pepper, mustard, and horseradish and 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 also be demonstrated to 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.
An Evening Workshop
New York Open Center
July 21, 7-10pm
Members $40/ Nonmembers $45
Register Here: https://www.opencenter.org/healing-spices