World Herbs Seminar: Culinary and Medicinal Herbs from Mexico to India
Presented by Darren Butler, Kellee Matsushita, and Ecoworkshops.com
Saturday, November 3
The LA Arboretum Palm Room
8:45am – 4:30pm
USC Professor of Pharmacology JIM ADAMS, coauthor with Cecilia Garcia of the book Healing with Medicinal Plants of the West
NAOKO MOORE on Japanese traditional herbs for healthy cooking
DARREN BUTLER on traditional shamanic and neoshamanic plant spirit healing practices
RISHI KUMAR of The Growing Home on Backyard Ayurvedics
JULIE JAMES head of the Green Wisdom Herbal Studies Program on medicinal weeds and the basics of plant medicine preparations
KATHLEEN SANCHEZ on Southwestern and Mexican Herbs
You may change your outlook on weeds from despair to delight as you discover the deep healing (not to mention powerful nutrition) of many common weeds and wild edibles. Participants will sample teas, extracts and salves, take home ideas and recipes to begin an herbal journey right away. Some of the finest herbs grow unexpectedly right in our own garden; dandelion for the liver, plantain for skin healing, the dreaded stinging nettle with more iron than any other plant source.
You will be introduced to the medicinal uses of traditional Indian foods, such as tumeric as an antiseptic, or licorice root to cure sore throats. In addition, participants will learn about commonly found California Native plants as used by the Chumash people. Other plants to be discussed include Amaranth (used as a red dye by the Hopi), Mayo/Yoeme Basil, and Tarahumara Chia of the Southwest.
The World Herbs Series by EcoWorkshops.com celebrates our diverse international heritage of medicinal and culinary herbs by bringing together expert speakers on specially selected topics for a day of educational workshops. Join us in learning about the cultivation, preparation, use, folklore, and cultural traditions for culinary and medicinal herbs from countries and traditions around the world. Sessions will include practical methods and information for growing herbs in Southern California.
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$10.00 off $75 dollar registration to $65, if paid before Oct 10