Artemisia annua, or sweet Annie, is related to wormwood which is the key ingredient in Absinthe. Sweet Annie has been used effectively in Africa for malaria. Traditionally in Appalachia it was made into wreaths to hang on the door, smelling sweetly all winter.
I hope to see you at the 2013 Medicinal Plant Symposium. I presented two years ago on the healing chemistry of plants. Topics this year are on Traditional Chinese herbs, Latin American Ethnobotany, growing and using medicinal plants through the seasons, and a special talk on the anti-malarial properties of Sweet Annie (Artemisia annua).
This is my topic:
A Professional Herbalist’s Perspective in Matching People with Plants
People have a personality. Dis-eases have a personality. Plants have a personality. Professional herbalists play match-maker in introducing plants to people who are experiencing an emotional-physical-spiritual imbalance. This whole-systems approach to herbal medicine recognizes the complexity of plants and people, going beyond the reductionist model of active constituents for physical symptoms. Using case studies, Holli Richey will illustrate how herbs in their whole form provide a healing complement to mind-body illness.
Attached is a pdf of the brochure.
Join us for a fun evening in the Mediterranean Herb Garden at the State Botanical Gardens of Georgia in Athens. Experientially learn the benefits of culinary herbs through your senses.
What you have in your kitchen herb and spice cabinet can be your first aid kit, your medicine cabinet, and your path to maintain health. Appreciate the rich and exciting history of culinary herbs and spices while learning the active phytochemicals which give them their healing properties. The class will receive recipes to use herbs and spices as medicine and food. Includes wine with herbal appetizers, take home teas and recipes.
May 24th, 2011, 6:30-8:30
Members of the Garden: $30; Non-members: $36.
Register for the Evening Class: http://www.uga.edu/botgarden/eduregister.html
The herb garden at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia in Athens.