Calendula For Sunburn

A beautiful herb with a long history of use as a vulnerary (wound healing) and topical anti-inflammatory.  It can be used as an external wash for cuts, scratches, 1st degree burns (sunburn), and bruises.  It can also be used as a mouthwash for periodontal disease, laryngitis and tonsillitis.   Use alone or in combination with aloe vera to soothe sunburn pain.


Calendula – calendula officinalis

April Herbal Classes

dandelion flower

Don’t miss our April 23 class on dandelion’s many uses.

Time’s running out to sign up for these April classes.
Get detailed class information here.

Herb of the Month – Dandelion: our Springtime ally.
April 23, 2013  6:30-8:00 PM

Full Moon Celebration
April 25, 2013  6:30-8:00 PM

How to construct a raised bed: grow more in less space.
April 27, 10:00-11:30 AM

Free 21-Day Daily Detox

Maia Toll, professor of botanical medicine

Respected herbalist Maia Toll (and one of Karen’s teachers) is offering a free 21-day daily detox.  Each day you will get an email with a super simple suggestion to Detox your Life: body, mind and spirit. Just follow along!

Want to see how easy it will be?

Suggestions will look like this:

This week: add water.

How much?

Take your weight in pounds and divide by 2. That is the number of ounces of water you need per day. Then add a little lemon, or apple cider vinegar, or a pinch of mineral salt to increase your absorption.

This is a great way to start your Spring. But you need to sign up by March 25.

Sept 19 class: Herbal Sore Throat Remedies

Sore throats can be painful and stressful. We get many signals when they are on the way. Learn what to pay attention to and how to treat a sore throat at the very first warning. We will discuss remedies for both children and adults. Pre-registration required.

Registration details here.
September 19, 6:30pm – 8:00pm.
122 Whippoorwill Road, Old Lyme, CT
Cost: $25.