Your Home Medicine Chest: The Essential Remedies For Your Health

07dec12:00 pm4:00 pmYour Home Medicine Chest: The Essential Remedies For Your Health

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In times past, every Southern home had a closet or cupboard for herbs and other healing remedies. This herbal medicine chest held the essential remedies a family might need to address common, and often acute, health problems such as colds or flu, the aches and pains associated with overwork or arthritis, diarrhea, constipation, women’s health issues, childhood illnesses, digestive disorders, and cuts, bruises and insects bites.

While we still need these acute remedies, in today’s world, we may also need remedies to address chronic health issues such as fibromyalgia, diabetes, chronic digestive complaints and chronic fatigue, to name a few.

Join Phyllis D. Light, Herbalist on Saturday, December 7 from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Nutrition World as she discusses building Your Home Medicine Chest. The class will cover the basic herbs, essential oils, and supplements that can be used in a wide variety of health situations.

The class will also be peppered with bits of Southern Folk Medicine history. Sure to be fun and informative!

About the Instructor:

Phyllis D. Light, MA, RH, is a fourth generation herbalist and healer. She began studies in Southern and Appalachian Folk Medicine at the age of 10 in the deep woods of North Alabama with lessons from her Creek/Cherokee grandmother and later with well-known folk herbalist Tommie Bass. She continued her education with a Master of Health Studies from the University of Alabama.

She has been a practicing herbalist for over 25 years. Phyllis has worked in private practice, a medical clinic in Birmingham, Alabama, and was supervising herbalist at Common Ground Health Clinic in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. In addition, she was Director of Herbal Studies at Clayton College of Natural Health, taught CEU courses in integrative medicine for Diversified Nursing Services, and has written many articles for industry magazines.

Phyllis is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild. Currently, she is the director of the Appalachian Center for Natural Health in Arab, Alabama, which offers both online and residential classes. She is the author of Southern Folk Medicine, Healing Traditions from Appalachian Fields and Forests published by North Atlantic. This important work chronicles the history of Southern Folk Medicine from the early settlement days of the New World and codifies its principles for ease of understanding.

One of her goals is to be a bridge between traditional knowledge and scientific investigation and to save the traditional use of herbs and other healing techniques for future generations.



(Saturday) 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


The Retreat at The Wellness Corner

6237 Vance Road Suite 8

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