An introduction to the broad subject of plant medicine using extremely common worldwide "weeds". Learn about why herbalism is different from Western medicine, how natural balance is the key to good health, and how to make your own basic apothecary from the plants you encounter during your adventures.
We will cover a basic history of various herbal traditions, learn about the specific medicinal properties of certain plants and start to delve into how to prepare them for personal use.
The earth provides what we need to be healthy and vibrant in life. Even common plants that are often considered nuisance weeds provide a wealth of healing benefits if we know how to use them properly.
It never ceases to amaze me how quickly and powerfully life can be set on the right track simply through a proper diet, herbal medicines, meditation, and other purely natural means.
~Dr. Vasant Lad
Dr. Kelley Hagenbuch has been a chiropractor for 26 years, and a clinical herbalist for the last 7 of those. She graduated from Northwestern Health Sciences University in 1988 and from the Midwest School for Herbal Studies in 2008. She practices primarily in Somerset, WI and gives presentations, plant walks and workshops in the St. Croix river valley.