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Medicinal Vinegars & Summer Beverages

  • Quinta do Rajo Rua do Rajo, nº 3 – Santa Susana Santa Susana 2705-736 São João das Lampas Portugal (map)

This day will be dedicated to learning how to make herbal infused vinegars that can then be used as medicine or to enhance your meal. Participants will also have the chance to enjoy a variety of “shrubs” a a mixture of fruit, sweeteners, and herbs that creates a remedy for staying cool in the summer's heat. We will also spend time learning more deeply about the medicinal uses of the plants in bloom during the month of June. This class will be taught along side Fernanda Botelho and will be bilingual.

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/

Earlier Event: May 1
Poultices & Kitchen First Aid
Later Event: July 6
Salves & Liniments