Thursday, May 19th Herb Walk
...it's time to go a'Maying again
May blossom is still with us so it's a good time to look at our own sweetness. May (Hawthorn) leaves and flowers help regulate sugar uptake across the digestive tract wall. By tonifying the gut lining, they can aid in stabilising insulin and non-insulin dependent diabetes.
'Silverweed' has lovely arched silvery leaves, then for a short while, little golden flowers appear - the moon and sun together
As a society we are getting too sugary, so herbs like Silverweed, Hawthorn, Strawberry, (all in the Rose family) as well as Burdock and Bugle, are very good general tonics.
These herbs can assist our whole system to work more efficiently and so help reduce cravings or the need for quick-fix energy sources.
We are likely to find all of these plants, as well as the Clovers and Medicks (both of the Pea family).
We will make tonics in the field and revise the making of as many preparations as we can (eg Teas, Decoctions, Juices, Salads, Oxymels, Tinctures, Oils, etc).
I look forward to seeing you there!
- Ben Fairlight Edwards, the Barefoot Herbalist
Thursday, 19th May 2011
Morning 9.30 - 1pm
Afternoon 2pm - 5pm
£20 for morning or afternoon
£35 for all day
Please bring your own lunch; drinks and bics provided
Bring the usual Barefoot essentials:
1 jar (small, clean, with lid)
1 plastic bag (freezer/sandwich bag)
1 pair small scissors / penknife
1 small thermos flask (optional for making a Field Infusion)
To book, call Madeleine on 01342 826 965
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