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Enhance your Food with Herbal Powders

Discover the nutritional and healing benefits of herbs into your diet with herbal powders – finely milled plant material such as leaves, bark, flowers and berries. Learn how to incorporate them into daily meals for your family with delicious recipes! Katolen Yardley, MNIMH, RH (AHG) will discuss the benefits of various herbal powders and where you can purchase them. Together we’ll create and sample Herbal Energy Power Balls, Herbal Immune Enhancing Hummus, and Delicious Herbal Fudge Dessert.

Start date: Saturday, April 21 2018.

Schedule: On Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM VanDusen Guides Classroom

Cost: $ 40 ~ Click here to register:

Location: VanDusen  Botanical Gardens Classroom | 5251 Oak St, Vancouver, BC, V6M 4H1

August Herb Walk

Join Medical Herbalist, Katolen Yardley, MNIMH, RH (AHG) for a guided walk through the Garden where we will identify some local and non-local flowers, herbs, shrubs, trees and common weeds, and discuss some of their medicinal properties.

   

Start date:  Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Schedule:  6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: Van Dusen Botanical Gardens: Meet in the Visitor Centre

Cost: $ 30 promo – Click here: To register: 

July Herb Walk

Join Medical Herbalist, Katolen Yardley, MNIMH, RH (AHG) for a guided walk through the Garden where we will identify some local and non-local flowers, herbs, shrubs, trees and common weeds, and discuss some of their medicinal properties.

Start date: Wednesday, July 18 2018.

Schedule:  6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: Van Dusen Botanical Gardens: Meet in the Visitor Centre

Cost: $ 30 promo – Click here: To register: 

 

Herbal Medicine Throughout History – Evening Talk

Join Medical Herbalist, Katolen Yardley, MNIMH, RH (AHG) on a journey through time looking at some unique approaches to herbal medicine including key herbalists worldwide and periods within herbal medicine history. Trace the use of herbal medicines throughout history and different cultures during this evening of storytelling and folklore. Katolen will discuss influental herbalists such as Hildegard, Galen and Hippocrates, and will focus on some important plants and their uses from traditional, to current scientific studies. Leave with a greater understanding of how plants play an important role in our society and health.

Start date: Thursday, May 24 2018.

On Thursday, May 24, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: VanDusen Botanical Gardens | 5251 Oak St, Vancouver, BC, V6M 4H1

COst $ 35 ~ To register click here:

Herbal Medicine for Womens Health- Evening Intro Talk

Join Medical Herbalist, Katolen Yardley, MNIMH, RH (AHG) for this introduction evening on to some unique herbs used specifically for women’s health. We will cover common herbs used for reproductive wellness through all phases of a women’s life. We will discuss medicinal properties and administration routes of these plants, as well as some recent scientific studies, while we sample some herbal products.

Start date: Thursday, May 17 2018.

On Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: VanDusen Guides Botanical Gardens | 5251 Oak St, Vancouver, BC, V6M 4H1

Cost: $ 35 ~ To register: click here!

Herbal Medicine for Digestion

This informative talk  offered by Medical Herbalist, Katolen Yardley, MNIMH, RH (AHG) will cover information on herbal medicines for digestive health and will discuss how certain herbal medicines can assist digestion through various actions. Explore the benefits of some common spices and carminative (reduces bloating) rich herbs, and learn the effects of bitter and demulcent (anti-inflammatory) herbs.

Participants will sample a digestive tea and demulcent mixture and will take home a small bag of a carminative digestive spice blend.

Start date: Wednesday, March 28 2018.

Time:  7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: VanDusen Botanical Gardens | 5251 Oak St, Vancouver, BC, V6M 4H1

Cost $ 35  Click here: To register:

Vitamin C Rich Herbal Tea

Vitamin C Rich Herbal Tea

A delicious and nourishing herbal tea ideal for the winter months – packed full of flavonoid rich herbs and fruit rinds for their antioxidant, anti inflammatory and health enhancing benefits.

2 teaspoons Spearmint leaf
2 teaspoons Rose hip fruits
2 teaspoons organic Orange peel, coarsely grated fresh
Juice of an organic Orange
1 teaspoon organic Lemon rind peel, coarsely grated or dried
1 teaspoon Cinnamon

Optional: Add in elderflowers for added immune system support and antiviral support.

Directions: Prepare a strong infusion using 2 cups of boiling water, steep covered for
15 minutes. Before removing from heat, mix in the juice of the orange for a
hot orange tea. Use herbal honey or stevia to sweeten.

Vitamin C Tea Recipe is from page 116 of the book The Good Living Guide to Natural and Herbal Remedies written by Katolen Yardley, MNIMH, RH (AHG).

 

Unique Holistic Christmas Gift Ideas

Are you scrambling for last minute Christmas Gift ideas?

Does someone you are close too value natural and clean products?

Are you shopping for someone who is an herbal medicine enthusiast?

Check out these Christmas Gifts, Stocking stuffers and unique finds for people who may be hard to shop for and for those who lose 100 % natural, preservative free, gift ideas…

1. For all the tea lovers – here are some delicious pleasure teas – divine flavors with no preservatives or artificial additives.

Organic Berry Burst Tea is a rich tart tasting berry tea – which perks up with stevia or a bit of honey added. Try this tea hot or cold – it is tasty either way. – or if a sore throat has gotten you down- brew a tea then freeze into popsicle trays and enjoy!

Hibiscus Mint Medley is one of my favorite drinks – Hibiscus pods are blended with rosehips and mint for a divine after dinner digestive drink or pleasure tea.  This mineral rich tea is certain to delight – hot or cold.

2. Medicinal tea blends offer support for numerous complaints.

Core Health Herbal Tea blend contains herbs traditionally used for the effects of overeating, bloating, heartburn and indigestion…. and it tastes good too.

Winter Warming Tea Blend is our signature blend containing herbs known for their antiviral and immune supporting properties. Full of flavor with ginger, orange peel and cinnamon. Drink as needed or used for prevention during the season of colds and flu.

3. For those who love relaxing scents – try some of our aromatherapy products. Essential oils rich in volatile oils offering benefit to emotions, fatigue, immune support and skin care alike. Some of our favorite oils include:

Breath Essential Oil Blend: Our antiseptic blend ideal for a sinus steam – or put a couple of drops onto a kleenex and inhale and volatile oils.

Balance Essential Oil Blend: A favorite female blend. Dilute with a carrier oil and apply to the skin as a massage oil, rub onto the wrists or place in an aromatherapy diffuser for an uplifting scent for tension and those PMS times.

4. Salves and Topical Support. Dry skin relief – try our Skin Relief Salve. Congestion and cold prevention – consider our Winter Blend Balm– rub onto the chest and soles of the feet for volatile oil rich support for sinuses and to counter viruses. A perfect support for womens health- try our Moon Cycle Balm to provide assistance from cramps and PMS tension and emotional fluctuations… and we even have a topical balm for Pets – our Pet Pomade is a wonderful all natural product for your furry best friend –  a soothing balm to be used on cracked paws, a pets nose, hot spots, dry nose, minor dry skin irritation or any part of your pets skin that needs moisturizing and protection from the elements.

5. Some unique stocking stuffers include our white sage smudge sticks and sage wands wrapped with rose, feather wands for smudging and beautiful abalone shells to catch the glowing embers. We provide directions for your first smudge ritual.

           

6. And lastly – how can you support a loved one who is interested in learning more about herbal medicine, curious about recipes and learning how to prepare medicines at home? Here is a medicine makers guide providing monographs on 47 herbs, foods and medicinal plants – how to prepare and use for minor first aid, topical applications, food and yes even how to prepare infused oils, salve and massage oils.

The Good Living Guide to Natural and Herbal Medicine provides something for herbalists of all levels. Bulk herbs can be purchased here for the medicine making recipes.