Aromatics, Bitters, and Tonics: A Simple System to Support Well-being Hosted by Mountain Rose Herbs

Aromatics, Bitters, and Tonics: A Simple System to Support Well-being Hosted by Mountain Rose Herbs

Tickets are free.  Register online at the link above.

Lecture by Guido Ma

Aromatics, Bitters, and Tonics: A Simple System to Support Well-being

There are thousands of plants that are used for health around the world - the sheer number can seem daunting. But there are simple ways to start using these herbs, in safe and effective ways, to maximize wellness for yourself, your friends, and your family. We will explore three classes of botanicals, learn how inextricably tied they are to our own physiologies, and discover the crucial role they play in maintaining vibrant health: aromatic plants, valued for their effects on mind and spirit; bitter plants, essential for digestive health (and more), and tonic plants, which support immune and cardiovascular function. Together, these allies provide a toolkit to help us navigate the modern world with grace and resilience, and reconnect us to the wild world in which we evolved.


Presentation by Susan Leopold, PhD

The Work of the United Plant Savers: Why Sustainable Herb Sourcing Matters

Join us for firsthand stories from the frontlines of the conservation work of the United Plant Savers! From sandalwood in Hawaii and peyote in Texas, to osha in Colorado and the ginseng of Appalachia, this talk will highlight several medicinal plants that need our engagement. The work of UpS is unique as there is no other organization dedicated to the conservation of at-risk native medicinal plants. As consumers of herbal medicine, we need to understand where our ingredients come from and what factors make a plant at-risk. UpS has partnered with Mountain Rose Herbs on the launch of the new "Forest Grown" program to promote forest farming of medicinals in Appalachia. Learn about this effort and how you can become plant savers in these critical times of rapid extinction of native biodiversity and global deforestation. Plants need us, and each of us can make a difference by healing the planet and ourselves.






Live old-time, foothill, holler music by Dirty Spoon!


12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

1:00 PM to 2:00PM - Susan Leopold

2:30PM to 4:30PM - Guido Masé

October 09, 2016 at 12:00pm - 5pm
Mount Pisgah Arboretum
34901 Frank Parrish Rd
Eugene, OR 97405
United States
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