Kitchen Medicine: The Winter Survival Kit

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 from 6-8pm

Balboa Park Holistic Wellness Center 
2310 Sixth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101

If you’ve ever thought about creating homemade medicine but didn’t know where to start, this class is for you! This is a beginner-level class and does NOT require extensive cooking or herbal knowledge.

In this HANDS-ON workshop, Lisa Nicholson, licensed acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist, will teach how to make all-natural herbal and food-based remedies to support the immune system, relieve digestive upset, and gently moisten dry coughs – just in time for the start of cold and flu season. Participants will leave “armed” with tools to help themselves and their families minimize the risk of post-holiday maladies. The finished products also make great holiday gifts.

We’ll be making:

Fire Cider. A spicy, vinegary, warming remedy which stimulates digestion and immune system function. A tablespoon or two every day is sure to keep the doctor away. It’s also a tasty addition to salad dressing or any recipe which uses seasoned vinegar.

Digestive Bitters. Chock-full of detoxing dandelion and burdock root, balanced with the sweetness of fennel seed, cardamom, and more, this remedy is great for telling the stomach that food is coming and preparing for digestion. It can also relieve symptoms of minor indigestion, and is DELICIOUS as an element in cocktails. This recipe does contain vodka.

Elderberry Syrup. Known for centuries as a natural remedy for dry cough and as a gentle immune tonic, elderberry syrup is a tasty addition to the medicine cabinet. It’s also delicious as an alternative to maple syrup or honey on pancakes or other breakfast treats.

Cost: $50 (includes a $35 materials fee)

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