This past weekend I held a class on the medicinal value of culinary herbs, at the beautiful School House Wellness Center in Lockport, NY. We focused on some "new" old ways of doing things in the kitchen. Culinary herbs are so often forgotten and overlooked as being supportive to our health, when really this is huge part of family herbalist history.
One hundred years ago every home would have had an herbalist. Although we didn't call them that. We called them mother, grandmother, or great grandmother. Healing our family through food and gardens was an every day job, a role fulfilled in the home. Through the use of raw honey, vinegar, and a relationship with herbs we can continue this tradition. During this class we discussed the simple tradition of solar infused herbal honey, making syrups, and infused vinegars. Of course, things are much different than they were in the early 1900's and we now have a broad and solid understanding of phyto-chemistry. Honoring traditions and combining them with our science minds allows for an even stronger relationship with the plant world. Through the knowledge of solubility, we are able to cultivate a deeper connection. When we are mindful and respectful of how constituents of plants best respond to extraction, we enter into an agreement with them. This is reciprocity, a reciprocal relationship.
Reciprocal Roots offers weekly classes and events. Check out the Facebook page for upcoming workshops.
You can have Reciprocal Roots classes come to you! If you have the space to host, contact Kristin for available dates.
Wellness Consultations~ Let Kristin help you incorporate supportive herbs into your wellness plan.
Backyard Consultations~ Do you wonder what medicine is growing in your own backyard? Together, we can walk the land and see what’s already being offered.