Deep Roots Herbal Foundations Week Three

This is the final week in our Deep Roots Herbal Foundations series ~

In our the first class of the series we experienced practical sensory ways to explore the energetics and actions of a plant. In the second we followed up with widening our view to explore the vitalist perspective and an herbalists’ role in transition, mindful of the relationships between components and systems.

In our last class, we get a fly-over tour of choosing the right preparation and delivery forms for your challenges. This is not about choosing which plant to use, which we explored in our sensing/energetics class and will more in the future, or about combining and formulation, the poetic layering of herb choices within a given preparation, which we’ll also cover in future classes.

This one’s about the overlapping considerations in deciding which preparations most practically approach the person, state and condition. We’ll talk about well-matched uses for:

This preparation form has some obvious benefits and drawbacks (:

oxymels
tinctures
syrups
tisanes
decoctions
poultices
adornment
oils
bath
perfumes
altar offerings
incense
smoke
liniment
steam with aromatics
first aid powders
hydrosols
flower waters
suppository and pessary
gelatins/gummies
popsicles
broths
fermented sodas
essential oils (not for kitchen creation – we’ll just talk about their proper role in preparations and when to substitute)
you can even create low-potency homeopathics at home in a pinch

We’ll cover them individually in more depth in the future, but for the DIYer this class offers a system to organize your preparation choices, and for the budding herbalist it draws a picture of how herbs can be brought into your life.

All levels welcome

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