Summer 2019: Malagueta + Moringa: Caribbean Medicina Series

Date: 4 Thursdays – June 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th

Time: 6pm – 8:30pm

Cost: $175

Teacher: Myrna Cabán Lezcano

Location: Ancestral Apothecary, 3798 Grand Ave Oakland, CA

What can we learn from plants that have thrived in sun, drought, hurricanes, and various microclimates for hundreds of years? How do Caribbean and Californian nettles compare? What plant-based recipes and rituals have been conjured and passed down? How have the legacies of colonialism, slavery, independence, and resilience impacted Caribbean healing traditions?

Taught by a queer DiaspoRican, this series will create space for us to explore these questions while making medicine with plants directly from the Caribbean. We will connect with plant abuelitxs, tune into their messages and uses, learn about plant properties, build with each other through storytelling and wisdom-sharing, and make various types of medicine such as healing sofrito, alcoholado, agua florida, bush tea, cataplasmas, and salves.

Please click here to complete the application.


Full payment is required to save your spot in class.

To reserve your spot, please mail deposit to: Ancestral Apothecary, 3798 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610. Alternatively, you may request a paypal invoice (3% finance charge).

*We are not doing payment plans at this time. If the class becomes full- we will add you to the waitlist in the order you submit your application.

For more information: ancestralapothecaryassistant@gmail.com

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