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The Scarlet Sage Herb Co.: Family Wellness: Herbal Medicine Making, Tinctures & Glycerites
February 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tinctures and Glycerites are the methods that many western herbalists use to give their clients and children herbal medicine. Tinctures are alcohol extractions that are easy to make and preserve the herbs for many, many years. Glycerites are herbal extracts made with glycerine instead of alcohol, which is great for children or adults who do not wish to ingest alcohol.
We will be making tinctures, and glycerites in this class using two methods; folk and scientific. Both methods are used by herbalists and are effective, yet each has their own value in the herbal medicine industry and practice.
Each participant will go home with two tinctures and one glycerite to finish macerating at home.
This class is part of the Family Wellness Certification.
About the teacher:
Laura Ash is a clinical herbalist, mother of two, a queer woman, dancer, storyteller, and social entrepreneur. In 2006, Laura graduated from The California School of Herbal Studies in Clinical Herbal Medicine while running a chai tea company, and in 2008, Laura co-founded Avra Organic Spa in San Francisco.
Laura has studied in clinic and privately with many teachers; David Hoffmann, Matthew Wood, Dr. Vasant Lad, to name a few. She has also been a guest lecturer teaching western herbalism at UW Madison. After living overseas in the UK and East Africa, Laura has felt a sacred obligation to support Indigenous People in their health sovereignty, and in 2011 she started a nonprofit called Herbal Anthropology Project which has protected Maasai Traditional Medicine in Tanzania through the framework of the Traditional Knowledge Division of the World Intellectual Property Organization.
Laura currently lives in San Francisco, California with her two children and her partner, and is the owner of The Scarlet Sage Herb Co.
About the workshop:
• Date: February 16, 10am-4pm
• Location: The Scarlet Sage Herb Co, 1193 Valencia St, San Francisco
• Cost: $150
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Family Wellness: Herbal Medicine Making, Tinctures & Glycerites – February 16, 10am-4pm