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Herbal Remedies for Winter Resilience

  • Just Move Fitness 35859 Oregon 58 Pleasant Hill, OR, 97455 United States (map)

The turn of the seasons bring longer nights, more cool and damp weather, and sniffles and sneezing. As the days shorten, everything about our environment is telling us to slow down and rest, but work, school and holiday festivities carry on and it can be easy to get run down and catch illnesses. Diet, sleep, stress and hygiene play a big role in our health and resiliency during this time, but we also have an abundance of herbs around us that can help support our immune systems. Herbal remedies are a safe and powerful way to prevent you from catching colds and flus, and they can also support you if you do fall prey to the germs.

We will discuss preventative herbs for immune support and stress adaptation during cold and flu season, such as Ashwagandha, Reishi and Tulsi, herbal remedies for when you feel something coming on or are actively sick, such as Fire Cider and Elderberry syrup, and simple, specific remedies for particular symptoms such as chest and sinus congestion, sore throats, and fevers. You will leave this workshop with knowledge of herbs that can help you this winter season, as well as a few recipes up your sleeve to keep you and your family healthy this winter.

Taught by Sage Siera. Sage is a folk herbalist and plant lover who lives on an intentional community in the Willamette Valley. She makes seasonal, local, organic and wildharvested herbal medicines for her herbal line, Moon Mama Artemisia, and teaches workshops to empower folks to take their own health into their hands.

Sage came to the plant path through her own health struggles and a deep, inherent love for the natural world. She interned with Daphne Singingtree at Eagletree Herbs, and works for Mountain Rose Herbs where she is able to constantly learn and expand her knowledge of herbal medicine. Sage's passion lies in connecting herself and her community with the plant allies that reside in our local environment, and opening up to the ways plants can support not only our bodies, but our minds and spirits.

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