Embodied Herbalism – Herbal Tastes IN PERSON
Your taste buds are a potent gateway to deeply understanding herbal medicine.
Herbal tastes give us patterns for how herbs might work in our body (based on what constituents are present) and what the best medicine-making technique will be for each herb.
In this deeply experiential course, you’ll build your own relationship with the herbs through direct experience with the 5 major tastes: pungent, bitter, sweet, salty and sour.
Understanding herbal tastes, you’ll be able to:
- know the general patterns of how these herbs work in our body
- know what chemical constituents are likely to be present and then we know which preparation methods best suit those constituents
- build a direct relationship with a plant and
- take ownership of your knowledge and understanding – you’re relying on your OWN experience, rather than just what someone’s said.
We’ll also have a chance to talk about why different herbal traditions have different tastes, how to understand complexity of tastes in herbs, and different ways to make remedies and why we’d choose one way over another – ie infused oils, vinegars, alcohol tinctures etc
Embodied Herbalism gives you a really grounded starting place so you feel confident to explore and better understand your herbal medicine.
And, in our screen-saturated world, where so much learning takes place with our head, this course will give you the nudge you need to get herbalism out of your head and into your hands and senses.
Dates and Details
The In-person Embodied Herbalism course runs for 4 Saturdays, starting February 17.
The in-person course will be hosted at the delightful Kismet cafe in Yandina.
It is hosted at the delightful Kismet cafe in Yandina.
At the in-person course, everything you need will be supplied – including a comprehensive workbook and all the herbs we’ll taste. All you need is a curious, exploratory attitude, ready to start building your own experience of herbal medicine.
With this foundational, embodied framework of herbal tastes to guide you, you’ll become a more confident, capable home herbal medicine-maker.
(Can’t make the in-person, it’s cool, there’s an online version happening in Feb too! Check it out (click here)