05.21.17 // Digestive Bitters with Janet Kent // 6-8pm
If I were to pick one formula capable of improving the health of most people, it would be some form of digestive bitters. Most of us suffer from digestive issues of one kind or another and the regular use of bitters before meals can help. Bitters are delicious and incredibly easy to make. Learn how bitters support overall health, how to make your own digestive bitters from fresh and dry herbs and leave with classic bitter formulas from European and folkloric traditions.
$10-30 per person, sliding scale
Janet Kent is an herbalist, educator, gardener and writer. She grew up in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains, the child of two naturalists, learning the amazing diversity of regional wild flowers at an early age. She began studying the medicinal uses of plants when she moved to a rich Appalachian cove high in the mountains of Madison county, North Carolina fourteen years ago. She lives there in her hand-built mud/straw home where she maintains an ever growing herbal apothecary and medicinal & native plant nursery, Medicine County Herbs. She is co-founder of the Terra Sylva School of Botanical Medicine. In recent years, she has focused on herbal approaches to mental health and self-published a book, Ease Your Mind: Herbs for Mental Health in 2014. She believes in teaching others to grow, harvest and make their own medicine, thus making holistic health accessible to everyone.
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