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Herbal Actions: Nervines with Bridget's Apothecary

June 24th, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Do you love being around plants and learning about all they have to offer? Are you a budding herbalist hoping to enter deeper into your knowledge? In this series I'll be focusing on herbal actions from a Western Herbalist perspective. Although we will focus on a particular action each class, most herbs have multiple actions, and we have multiple ways of using and understanding them. In each class we will focus on a few plants that excel at the action we are studying and many other actions and ways of thinking about plants will come up in the process. I invite you to come explore in a beautiful space where questions are always welcomed, and personal interaction with the herbs in several different forms is prioritized.

Nervines are herbs that act on the nervous system. This could actually refer to herbs that stimulate, tone, or relax the nervous system. As most of us don't need much in the way of nervous system stimulation (raise your hand if your nervous system sees plenty of activity all day long!), we will focus on nervines that relax and tone our nervous system. Anxiety, stress, or a general feeling of overwhelm and un-groundedness can exist for many reasons. First we will talk about the ways to nourish your body and your life in order to support a healthy stress response. Then we will talk about some wonderful nervine herbs that support our natural processes, or pull us out of an acute situation of anxiety. But we won't talk about herbs in the same way we talk about drugs. There is an innate wisdom to the body, and so we look to see why something is happening, and how to support it. We will talk about when it's appropriate to use this action, how to balance this action if needed and why your body might be reacting the way it does in so many of these situations. As always we will be tasting, smelling, feeling, picking, processing, or sitting with plants that exemplify this action as part of how we learn and internalize this information.

The single class is $35. Discounted 4-class package is $115
Classes do sell out; reserve your spot today!

Click on the link to register: https://bridgetsapothecary.com/classes/


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