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 : Edible and Medicinal Plants in your GardenDate : 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.
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 email@example.com