Sue Kusch of the Withered Herb is offering Herbalism Classes.
Classes are held at Hood River Middle School Classroom Kitchen on Tuesday nights 6- 8pm
Herbal medicine is alive and well! This class discusses the main principles, values and benefits of herbal medicine. A little bit of history, current issues and some of the latest research are included. A thorough handout includes an overview of herbal terminology, common medicinal applications and an annotated bibliography of books, websites and schools.
An overview of herbal medicine that includes harvesting techniques (including wildcrafting) and medicinal preparations. Learn how to properly harvest, dry and store herbs. Explore and taste medicinal tea, infusion, decoction, honey, vinegar, elixir and tincture. Handout with several recipes go home with participants.
An overview of common medicinal herbs and a detailed discussion of the process of infusing plants in a variety of carrier oils. Participants will receive a 2 oz. sample of a wound healing balm made in class and a thorough handout of plant descriptions, infusion methods and several balm recipes.
There’s a reason why spices inspired men to explore the world! This class re-introduces spices as culinary stars with medicinal applications. Participants will receive several samples of spice blends, a handout of recipes and resources – all while sipping chai tea.
Prepare now for those seasonal visits by colds and influenza. The class includes a discussion about the differences between over-the-counter products and herbal remedies, cold and flu actions/symptoms and appropriate remedies. Participants will sample a variety of herbal remedies and receive recipes for each one.
Herb gardens are lovely to look at, easy to tend and most herbs offer a combination of culinary, medicinal, household and cosmetic uses. This class introduces ten herbs with multiple uses, guidelines for care and harvesting and a garden design for a 12 x 4 bed.