Simple Plant Medicine: Herbs to Build Immunity
As we continue to progress through the COVID-19 pandemic, supporting our immune systems is a top priority and concern across the world. In this introductory workshop, we will take a journey into the mind of a licensed acupuncturist & herbalist to learn how the immune system is understood and supported in Traditional Chinese Medicine. You will learn what commonly available herbs to look for and simple ways to prepare them to support immune health for yourself and your loved ones.
Instructed by Geoffrey Edwards:
Geoffrey Edwards is an educator and healing artist whose practice encompasses herbalism, community acupuncture, urban farming, and the expressive arts. He is the Owner of Nu Grain & Pestle, an herb apothecary based in Rockville Maryland. In addition to his practice, Geoffrey also holds positions at Maryland University of Integrative Health as Dispensary Supervisor, Teaching Clinic Supervisor, and Guest Lecturer in the Chinese herbs and acupuncture programs, respectively.
While completing his studies in acupuncture Geoffrey began the process of cultivating what he now calls the “Healing Arts Garden” which includes a wide selection of perennial herbs and continues to expand each year. Nu Healing Arts Garden is a teaching home garden that primarily functions as a space for the preservation of a variety of medicinal North American, African and Asian perennial medicinal herbs. The garden features an herb nursery for rare, niche ethnic crops and grows plants which are processed (dried, tinctured, powdered) and sold in small batches as teas, tinctures, extracts, oil infusions, and compresses.
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