Elizabeth Boyd
Registered Herbalist
Traditional Western Herbal Medicine

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As a practitioner of herbal medicine, my aim is to gently help people achieve their health and well being goals using the medicine that the plant world offers.

My personal philosophy is that what grows here is meant to heal the people that live here. These wonderful plants are subject to the same stress in the environment as we are.  But plants create legions of seeds and offspring and have the ability to adapt to those stresses faster than humans can and continue to thrive. By using these local plants as our medicines, which have already adapted to our air pollution, water pollution, noise pollution and electromagnetic fields, they can better help our bodies which are under the same stress. 

The plants you need to cure your own physical, mental, and spiritual imbalances are the plants that grow near you. Take a look around and see what plants seem to pop up most often in your life. You may be surprised at the helpful herbs that are right under your nose!



Upcoming Events

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Title :  Herbs For Healing - Spring Edition
​Date : Saturdays, May 11, 25, June 1, June 8
​Time : 1-4 pm
​Place : Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington
​Cost : $120

Description:
Join Elizabeth Boyd, Registered Herbalist, to learn 16 new spring herbs that are effective for treating a wide range of ailments, and get experience making herbal remedies to take home including tinctures, decoctions, medicinal vinegar, cough syrup, poultice, infused oil, salve and guidelines to proper dosages. This workshop explores the healing properties of four medicinal spring herbs per session.


Title : Herb Walk
Date : Sunday May 26, 2019
Time : 2:00 – 3:30 pm
Place : Ruthven Historic Site; 243 Haldimand Hwy. #54, Cayuga, ON N0A 1E0
Cost : $TBA

Interested in making your own Herbal Teas and Medicines?
Interested in Edible Wild Plants?

Join Elizabeth Boyd, Registered Herbalist, on a herb walk to see what herbs and ‘weeds’ grow in our region that you can use. They might already be growing in your back yard! In this 1 ½ walk around Ruthven Historic Site Elizabeth will explain what part of plants to use and how to prepare them so you can start making your own wild food and medicine. Samples of various preparations will be provided.

Call to reserve your spot – 905.772.0560 or info@ruthvenpark.ca

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Title : Introduction to Herbal Medicine
Date : Friday May 31, 2019
Time : 6 pm
Place : Smithville Library, Smithville branch, 177 West St, Smithville, ON L0R 2A0
Cost : Free, pre register with library by calling 905-957-3756

All those weeds growing in your backyard might be just what you need for medicine! Join Elizabeth Boyd, Registered Herbalist, as she talks about what herbal medicine is, how to prepare the medicine, and the healing properties of some common plants. Elizabeth will explain what part of plants to use and how to prepare them so you can start making your own preparations from your backyard.


​Title : Herb Walk
Date : Sunday June 2, 2019
Time : 2 - 4 pm
Place : Elizabeth’s Home; 3414 South Grimsby Rd 10, Grassie (8 minutes south of Grimsby, closest intersection is Mountain Road (Grimsby) & Mud St)
Cost : $20

Description:

Interested in making your own Herbal Teas and Medicines?
Interested in Edible Wild Plants?

Join Elizabeth Boyd, Registered Herbalist, on a herb walk to see what herbs and ‘weeds’ grow in our region that you can use. You will be introduced to wild growing plants and cultivated herbs that are great for food and medicine.


Title : Herbal Teas
Date : Tuesday October 22, 2019
Time : 7-8pm
Place : Wellandport Library
Cost : Free, pre register with library by calling 905-386-6792

Join Elizabeth Boyd, Registered Herbalist, to learn how to make your own blends of herbal teas for common ailments such as colds & flu and settling nerves. She will talk about how to properly make the tea, herbs that blend well together, and what plants to grown in your own garden to have your own supply of delicious tea. Example mixes will be available for tasting.
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