Winter Wellness Series Part 2 ~ Herbal Care for Colds and Flus
Saturday, October 17
Time: 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Instructor: Heather Bruno
Part 2 in our Winter Wellness series focuses on how to kick a cold before it takes hold or at least shorten the duration and using natural, effective remedies for colds and flus.
Fill your winter herbal toolbelt with this respiratory remedy go-to workshop where students will take home lots of “get the medicine to the people in a way that everyone will delight in taking so that healing can occur!”
Breathing is central to life-a basic bodily function that oxygenates our blood, delivers oxygen to our cells, and expels waste from our body! It is crucial that our respiratory system can function optimally to keep ALL body systems working. Explore the respiratory system on a physiological level, which is so much more than just our lungs, as well as how our respiratory system is interconnected with other body systems, and how to keep oxygen moving efficiently to our cells.
During cold and flu season, respiratory illnesses are particularly problematic, and sinus, throat and chest infections are common. Heather will cover conditions that can compromise respiratory health as well as strategies for prevention, and what to do at the first signs of illness to kick a cold or flu before it knocks us down!
From congestion to different coughing types, to sore throats and fevers, we will check out herbs and practices that can support and strengthen our overall respiratory health, as well as preparations and protocols for acute respiratory illness caused by colds and flus.
Make And Take:
- Students will customize and make an herbal oxymel formula with a variety of respiratory herbs including fir needles, hyssop, monarda, mints, calendula, mullein and more.
Heather will demonstrate respiratory remedies that students will take home:
- Cherry bark cough syrup
- All natural herbal vapor rub
- Respiratory supporting tea blend
- Herbal steam
Handouts and recipes will be provided.
Phinney Neighborhood Center. The address and more info will be given in the confirmation email.
What to bring:
- Two clean half-pint jars with lids. Please bring exactly these sizes as there will be a limited amount of herbs for everyone to share. Bigger jars will not translate to more herbs and may impact the quality of the remedy. Thanks for understanding.
- 1/2 pint raw local honey
- 1/2 pint raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar
- Knife and cutting board
- Mug for tea
Consider registering for the companion workshop – Part 1 of our Winter Wellness Series: Elderberry Remedies and Fire Cider