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February 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Using Medicinal Herbs

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to treat minor illnesses at home without the use of pharmaceuticals? Native herbals as well as common kitchen herbs could help your family stay well in cold and flu season. Learn how to prepare simple healing dishes for health, and how to incorporate common household spices into healing remedies. Discover what plants you can grow in your garden to help promote health, and how to preserve, store, and prepare those plants to make herbal remedies in your own kitchen. Take home a useful tool to get started with making your own herbal remedies.

This program takes place in person at Mt. Cuba Center on Saturday, February 24 (postponed due to weather from February 17, 2024).

About the Instructor:
Rachelan Griffin is a trained Herbalist and graduate student of the David Winston Center for Herbal Studies. She has a special interest in “kitchen medicine”, as well as herbal medicine for children and special populations, and a background as an educator.

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