Instructor: Mactíre Fionn

This class is suitable for newcomers!

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Mud Hut
Ollamh herbalist Mactíre Fionn will briefly introduce the history and constitutional system of western European traditional medicine, and afterward lead an herb walk. Traditional Western Herbalism was the primary medical system used in Europe up through the Enlightenment, and is still in use today by folk healers and herbalists throughout the world. Much of its theory and practice was developed and perfected in the medieval period, and in this class we will touch on just a few of its basic concepts. We will then take a walk in the fields and forests around camp and talk about the local medicinal plants and their uses, many of which were used by medieval Europeans in the same ways that we use them today.

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