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!
Title : Herbal First Aid
Date : Tuesday January 15, 2019
Time : 7:30-8:15 pm
Place :Smithville Garden Club, the Legion Villa, 171 Mill St, Smithville Cost : Free
Cuts, bruises, bumps, scrapes, minor infections, and small burns can all use some first aid to enhance and speed healing. Join Elizabeth Boyd, to learn what items should be in a herbal first aid kit and how to use them.
Title : Native Plants already growing on your Property
Date : Saturday January 26, 2019
Time : 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Place : Ontario Daylily Society meeting, Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington
Cost : Free with admission to RBG
Title : Edible and Medicinal Plants in your Garden
Date : Thursday March 14, 2019
Time : 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Place : Lee Valley, Burlington
Cost : $30
A well-planned and well-maintained garden gives curb appeal to your home, but what if those plants were useful as well as beautiful? You will be shown how to incorporate edible and medicinal plants into your garden. The first hour will touch on useful plants of different heights, flower colors, lifespan, sun preference and maintenance requirements. The second hour will be a question-and-answer session, so bring your questions!
Title : Blending Herbal TeasDate : Saturday April 6, 2019
Time : 10:00 - 11:30 am
Place : Sheridan Public Library, Mississauga
Cost : Free
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.
Title : Eat Your Dandelions ! Spring Tonics and Herbal Bitters
Date : Wednesday May 1, 2019
Time : 7:00-8:30 pm
Place : Grimsby Public Library
Cost : Free
Stop pulling out your dandelions! Many early spring plants are useful as food and medicine. Join Elizabeth Boyd, Registered Herbalist, as she talks about the spring tonic herbs, as well as the first bitters to help you 'spring clean' your body. You will have the opportunity to taste a range of plants, to help you appreciate the arrival of all those early spring ‘weeds’!
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
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.