Tag: Class Notes

Herbs for Cold and Flu Season: Class Notes

According to the US Center for Disease Control (CDC), flu and cold season typically covers October through May with its peak somewhere in December to February. In the Pacific Northwest, the rainy season’s damp and chilly weather provides the right conditions for viruses to thrive; for us, with the rain comes the flu and cold [...]

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Medicinal Trees of Mt. Pisgah Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WoVa2N6mbs The Practical Herbalist team trotted around our local arboretum and made a short video featuring a few of our tree friends there. There are many trees to enjoy but we decided to feature the first few that we came upon: Magnolia, Redwood, Maple, Douglas Fir, Oak, Ginkgo, Chestnut, Hawthorn, California Bay and Ash. These [...]

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Medieval Herbalism: Intro. to European Herbalism

Medieval Herbalism: Introduction to European Practices and Salves, Expanded Notes European herbalism in the middle ages, roughly 1300 AD to 1600 AD, encompassed a diverse set of folk beliefs, regional recipes, and practices. Social stratification, particularly in the late middle ages when trade offered the wealthy access to imported spices through well-established and growing trade [...]

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Herbal Teas from Your Backyard to Your Teapot

 Garden Herb Lists OSU Mini-College Workshop Sue Sierralupé – Instructor Weeds as Herbs Dandelion – Taraxacum off. - collect roots in fall, flowers and leaves in spring – Detoxification Chickweed – Stellaria med. - collect greens in spring – Anti-inflammatory St. John's Wort – Hypericum per. - collect flowers and leaves in summer – Repairs [...]

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Autumn Herb Preservation Notes

OSU Extension Service Workshop 2009 Sue Sierralupé - Instructor Use of Herbs Culinary vs Medicinal Culinary- focus on preserving flavor in essential oils Culinary presentation – color is in flavonoids Medicinal – focus on preserving constituents for healing properties Entire plant may have medicinal value Preservation Varieties Herbal Vinegars Herbal Wines and Liquors Herbal Oils [...]

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