Herbal Immunity: A Tingly Topic
September 2, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Echinacea owes its characteristic zing — and some of its immune-supporting properties — to a class of constituents known as alkylamides. It’s not alone in its taste or physiological effect: Medicinal plants such as Spilanthes, Eupatorium, Arctium (seeds), Rudbeckia and others also work to support the immune system. Join herbalist Nome McBride for an exploration of immune-system herbs. He will cover the top herbal sources of alkylamides, explain how they support immunity, optimal delivery forms, and how and when to dose these to prevent or treat colds and flus.
Nome McBride is a naturalist and herbalist, dedicated to preserving ancient wisdom by incorporating it into contemporary culture. Nome cofounded the Northwest Sustainable Wildcrafter’s Guild to guide sustainable and ethical wildcrafting in the Pacific Northwest. He also is a cofounder and a faculty member at the Institute of Contemporary Ethnobotany (ICE), a teaching institution dedicated to connecting people, plants and place.
In the Min Zidell Healing Garden at NCNM. Light refreshments will be served.
2.0 CEUs (OBNM) pending.
This event is free; suggested donation of $20.