Herbal Allies, An Introduction to Herbal Medicine

Join us for an introduction to herbal medicine based on the fall and winter seasons! This class will focus on building your relationship with herbal allies and learning season-based and practical medicine making skills. An herbal ally is a plant that can support our body, heart, and spirit with its medicine. We will be learning recipes, folk medicine, ancestral medicine, altar building, and ways to incorporate our allies into our day to day lives. Topics may include: Herbs for fire season & respiratory support, Building ancestral connections, Fall magic, Rest, and Food as medicine.

The Curanderx’s Toolkit

Learn healing skills steeped in ancient wisdom to provide basic health care to yourself & your family. We will highlight herbal medicine, and also incorporate music, meditation, and other aspects of curanderismo to learn how to care for our physical, emotional and spiritual health.

The Curanderx’s Toolkit

Learn healing skills steeped in ancient wisdom to provide basic health care to yourself & your family. We will highlight herbal medicine, and also incorporate music, meditation, and other aspects of curanderismo to learn how to care for our physical, emotional and spiritual health.

Herbal Allies, An Introduction to Herbal Medicine

This class will focus on building our relationship with our herbal allies. Each class will focus in-depth on one or more herbal medicines and we will learn how they work both physically and energetically . We’ll learn recipes & other ways to incorporate the plants into our lives.

The Curanderx’s Toolkit

Learn healing skills steeped in ancient wisdom to provide basic health care to yourself & your family. We will highlight herbal medicine, and also incorporate music, meditation, and other aspects of curanderismo to learn how to care for our physical, emotional and spiritual health.

Herbal Allies for Stress and Trauma

Gracias a todxs, thank you to all who joined us for our Herbal Allies for Stress and Trauma. We (Batul and Atava) enjoyed talking about our favorite herbal allies. Plants we covered included chamomile, passionflower, lemon balm, pericón, cempazuchitl, scullcap, CA poppy, lavendar, rose, reishi and ashwaganda.

Herbs to Grow Now

We have learned in this pandemic that essential items including medicinal herbs can quickly disappear from grocery stores. A good way to ensure that we have access to herbs that we need is to start growing our own medicine.

Resources for Building Relationship with Plants

I started this page to offer resources to people who are interested in deepening their relationships with medicinal plants and in learning history of how plants have supported people’s reslience.

Building Relationship with Herbal Allies to Support Our Resilience

The key is building relationships with plants. We must decolonize our way of thinking about plants. They are not objects or commodities. Plants are our relatives. They are our elders. They are living beings with vast intelligence and capabilities.

My love poem to plants

Dear beloved plant friends,
Thank you
For your unconditional love
For always sharing with me
For always offering your support
For continuing to help us humans
Even when we’ve forgotten how to respect you.