Monday, August 3, 2015

The Boreal Herbal Workshop

I recently attended a weekend workshop presented by Beverley Gray, author of The Boreal Herbal: Wild Food and Medicine Plants of the North.  Beverley shared with us her incredible love and knowledge of plants and it was a wonderful and inspiring weekend of learning!  Some of the fascinating information Beverley shared with us included:
- Trees share with us energy that help us to expand and they help to open our lung capacity
- Dandelion is one of the most intelligent plants - we can use all parts and it offers in depth nutritional and cleansing support as well third chakra balancing support
- Rose hips (top picture) offer a rich source of vitamin C and iron and can be dried and made into a tea
- Horsetail (middle picture) is rich in silica and offers root chakra balancing support
- Yarrow leaves when rubbed on the skin act as an excellent insect repellent
- Plantain (bottom picture) offers excellent healing support for skin concerns, including bug bites and rashes