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Herbal Medicine Club

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We are launching an Herbal Medicine Club. Subscribers will receive a new dried medicinal herb each month in the mail and gain access to lecture materials and podcasts from our members only page on our website. We hope to offer this every month but this is our kick-starter so we will see what the demand is like please read more here... https://www.nadarraleigh.com/herbal-medicine-club

In a nut shell:
Course start date: October 4th
Course end date: November 1st
Cost: $160 - price includes the dried herbs for the month, basic equipment for medicine making, lecture material, podcasts, and a printed booklet about the medicinal herb of the month (covers botany, ecology, research, uses, etc).

Please let me know if you have questions.
You can also email me at nadarraleigh@gmail.com
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Please, would you tell what herb or herbs are going to be covered in this first session? Will it be receive a packet of stuffs (equipment and supplies) and access to some streamed content, or will it be a structured set of 'classes'  throughout the month? More information would be helpful, thank you.

This topic has also been put into Medicinal Herbs, I hope you don't mind.
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Hi Deb,

Thanks for cross posting! Please feel free to post anywhere you see fit.

The herbs covered in the first session will be St John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum) and Goldenrod (Solidago sp... there are over 200 Soidago species but we will likely cover gigantea, canadensis or virgaurea - depending on what we can find / is available).

Yes, subscribers receive a package containing 50 g of the dried herb, a booklet, some basic equipment for processing the herbs and other materials we feel necessary, and seeds (if available)... here is what I copied from our website (www.nadarraleigh.com) for you to read....

Week one
You will receive a parcel from us*. In this parcel there will be: 50 g of a dried herb; a booklet about the herb; seeds of that herb for you to grow (eventually); flashcards with vocabulary; and most lab materials required, for example, amber bottles and droppers, tins, cheesecloth or muslin bags.

Week two
You will receive access to a detailed monograph of the plant and a recorded lecture about the herb. This is the time to take a walk and see if you can find the herb in your area (season dependent of course). If you live locally (within the greater Washington DC area), we will provide at least one opportunity at this point to get together in a group setting, either for a plant walk or an afternoon of medicine making (TBD).

Week Three
You will receive access to a podcast where you will hear us discussing the herb with a local herbalist or scholar. This week you will also receive lab instructions for your home medicine-making activities.

Week Four
You will receive access to a recorded lecture about the medicine you have made. The rest of the month will be spent following through the lab activities – this is the really fun part – making plant medicine!

*Items that will not be provided for this course: weigh scale, mason jars, or graduated cylinders or other liquid measurement glassware (a pyrex jug will work just fine for most things we will do).

Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!
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I see it says that it's running from October to November. Is this October of this year until November of next year?

There is equipment involved. What equipment would this be?

Do you have any information showing that it is more healthy to consume these herbs after processing, rather than just mixing them with food.

Are any of these medicines recognized as effective treatments, outside of those within the herbal industry? Specifically, have any been gone over in Publications such as Lancet or the New England Journal of Medicine.
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Hi Dale,

This is a one month course, running from October 4th until November 1st. We have grand plans to run the club as a monthly subscription, but before we get carried away, we are offering this course as a single month subscription. You can read all about the course on our website at www.nadarraleigh.com. There is a week-by-week breakdown of what to expect.

In answer to your questions:
Yes, there will be some equipment necessary, such as glassware for measuring liquids (which we don't provide), but we will provide items such as amber bottles, tins, muslin cloth and the like.

The herbs we will be studying are not necessarily food items, (although they are edible) we will be interested in exploring the extracted medicinal qualities of the herbs in either water, vinegar or alcohol. Therefore, simply eating the herbs will provide different benefits... all of which will be explored during the lectures and podcasts.

Lastly, there is a long list of publications from peer reviewed journals of the herbs we will study and we will be providing scientific papers to support our learning. I am a scientist, I love to show the science behind the herbal constituents as well as enjoying the rich history and ethnobotany accompanying the herbs we will study.

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