Spend a summer’s day in the garden of Quinta do Rajo, enjoying the peace and beauty of Mother Nature. This part of the series will study the plants that are in bloom in the month of July. We will also show you how to work with oil as a solvent, making medicinally infused oils that can then be turned into salves and liniments. Salves are great for diaper rash, minor cuts and bruises as well as more serious skin conditions. This class will be co-taught with Fernanda Botelho.
This day is part of a five part series will lay the foundations of herbal medicine knowledge and skills. Each day includes an herb walk, discussion, and medicine making demonstrations. You will learn about medicinal plants commonly found in the wild, in the garden, and in the kitchen. Learn how to make infused oils, herbal vinegars, teas, syrups, stocks, steams, salves & liniments.
Overall the course will include:
• Live introduction to 30 medicinal plants & 30 hours of class time
• How to identify, plant, and process your harvest
• Kitchen medicine - how to make food as medicine and medicine as food
• First aid - how to prepare yourself for common household ailments
• Topical preparations such as balms & oils
• Herbal safety
Schedule: All days will be from 10:30 -17:30 with a 90-minute lunch break at 13:00. Lunch can be purchased on the premises for 10 euro. Feel free to bring snacks & water!
To Register, go here: https://www.quinta-do-rajo.pt/activities/other-activities/herbalism/?lang=en
Ler Portuguese, ja aqui: https://www.quinta-do-rajo.pt/actividades-2/outras-actividades/herbalismo/