Herbalism A tradition of Healing. Linda Diane Feldt Holistic health Practitioner. Outline of this presentation. Overview of CAM and alternative healing What is herbalism? Training and certification My practice and training Herbal preparations Parts of plants used Timing of harvest
Linda Diane Feldt
Holistic health Practitioner
Adapted from NIH categories
example categories from the American Herbalist Guild
The following slides describe general tendencies. There will always be exceptions. It is a good model to begin with, and then each herb must be evaluated individually. The knowledge of plant part, type of plant, and season is fundamental to the herbalist. It is also a basic understanding of plants that is rare, and becoming more so as plants are picked, powdered, processed and packaged for us.
Prone to consumer confusion
Does not ensure potency
Does not address processing or preparation
Does not address safety of the herb
Expense may prohibit good companies from using certification
Helpful to ensure WYSIWYG
Raising awareness of importance of herbal quality
Important to ensure Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)are used
Can address the real problem of contaminateHerbal certification
A four hour lab devoted to the hands-on experience of making herbal preparations including tinctures, salves, poultices, infusions, and more.
Come prepared to be a bit messy and work with materials new to you as well as familiar. It may recall the early practice of pharmacy, and we’ll have fun in the process.
The results will include products you can take home and use.