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Not grandma’s secret anymore, learn herbal medicinal remedies

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(WSIL) -- Many of us grew up with our grandparents or great grandparents using plants and herbs out of their garden as a medicinal remedy. Now days that's  becoming less and less common, so there's an upcoming workshop where you can learn how to do it yourself.

Dayempur Herbals is hosting its annual herbal medicine workshop on Saturday, June 19th.

Participants will receive a guided tour of their farm and garden in Union County where they'll learn how to identify medicinal plants, what ailments their used to treat and how to make tinctures. 

Terry Hickey, who is the General Manager of Dayempur Herbals, says the garden has about 40 different plants. While some could be found in your own back yard, others are less known.

"They'll be seeing plants like Ella Campaign that's not a household word," she explains. "These are tall almost elephant-sized leaves, and we use the root of that plant to make a tincture. That tincture is a really good lung remedy. It works as an expectorant and is known to repair the bronchial tissue."

There will also be a talk on how to balance your mind and body with summer herbs. The discussion will be lead by Susan Kamil, who is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist.

"When we're balancing health in the summer time, it has to do with heat actually," Kamil adds. "It's warmer outside so were wanting to help people sweat easier, but not get over heated. We're also dealing with the organ of the heart, so issues that would be a little more practical would be blood pressure, circulation but also stress and anxiety."

Spots are starting to fill up for this event and the deadline to register is June 16th. For more information on how to register, click here.


Brooke Schlyer

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