The San Diego Herb Guild serves professional herbalists and herb enthusiasts in the San Diego area. We aim to learn from each other, in the historic tradition of guilds, which serve to apprentice new learners with more experienced practitioners. To achieve this goal we work to coordinate meetings, marketplaces, and community outreach.
Humans and animals have been using plant medicine for millions of years. The digestive systems of all mammals have evolved in relationship with the plants. We will look at the roles of bitter, aromatic and demulcent herbs and their amazing roles in the health and healing of our digestive systems. This is a hands-on class focusing on tasting, smelling, feeling and experiencing the ways that herbs interact with our GI tracts, and the how, when, and whys of using herbs to aid in digestive function.
Shana Lipner Groveris a clinical herbalist, health educator, field botanist, ethical wildcrafter, medicine-maker and forever student of life and wonder. She is the director and primary educator of Sage Country Herbs School of Botanical Studies in north county San Diego, a field-based ecology, botany and native plant medicine school. Shana also teaches at Healing Hands School of Holistic Health covering 350 hours of herbal medicine and nutrition programs. You can find her at a variety of herbal symposiums, conferences like the Traditions in Western Botanical Medicine Conference and festivals like Lucidity, as well as higher learning institutions like Bastyr University and CSULA. She has a clinical practice in north county San Diego focusing on empowering people to take responsibility for their health. Sage Country Herbs also has a high quality product line by the same name specializing in effective topical herbal preparations like liniments, deodorants, lip balms and salves.