The Herbal Healing Circle is a monthly meeting of souls who wish to learn and share about plant medicine in its myriad of forms. Each class will begin with a different topic and will end with questions and group discussion. There will be handouts, herbal sampling, and occasional homework. The class is located in West Roxbury, MA, unless a medicinal herb walk has been scheduled...then we'll venture out to nearby fields and hold the class outdoors. To get directions and a schedule of upcoming classes, please send me an email and I'll add you onto the mailing list. You can also check this webpage for regular updates and articles.

Please bring a journal, an open mind, and experiences to share. Classes are $15-$20 sliding scale. Topics of discussion include:

*The importance of plant medicine
*In-depth focus on individual herbs and ailments
*Body systems (nervous system, digestive system...)
*Herbal traditions around the world (Ayurveda, Chinese, Native American...)
*The doctrine of signatures
*The politics of pharmaceuticals vs. natural medicine
*Support and guidance for those who wish to treat themselves or others naturally
*Face and tongue analysis
*Flower Essences
*The roots of illness
*Why we owe it to ourselves and the planet to heal with plant medicine
*Trouble shooting: how do I know which herbs are right for me?

If you plan on attending, please RSVP so that we may have enough seats and handouts ready. Green Blessings! ~Melanie Rose


Herbs for the Nervous System

Herbs for the Nervous System
Sun. Aug. 22nd
West Roxbury, MA (my place)
$15-$20 sliding scale

As I look around the city, I'm seeing a brilliant show of Queen Ann's Lace, Blue Vervain, and Purple Loosestrife flowers. Interestingly enough, all these plants are associated with 6th and 7th chakra activity, and I wonder what this time of year is spiritually communicating with us. (Perhaps this could lead to a great discussion?)

For our next gathering we are going to focus on herbs for the nervous system, which will include nervines and adaptogens. These are herbs that help to calm and strengthen the nervous system, help our bodies become highly adaptable to whatever life brings us, helping us to move forward with balance and energy.

Also, we are going to decant our herbal tinctures that we made the previous month.
For those of you who attended, you'll also get to take home a tincture of yarrow, mullein, or elder.

Please bring a notebook, and your open, seeking spirits. And please forward this on to any friends who might be interested in attending.
We'll be sampling many teas and tinctures and getting blissed out on nervine tonics. ;-) Stress be gone!

Many green blessings,

~Melanie Rose

ps. as always, please RSVP before class. Peace.