The Healing Power of Plants
This talk will focus on the global need for medicinal plants, first as agents that provide nourishment and detoxification when pharmaceutical drugs cannot, second as sources of sustainable economies, third as protectors and rejuvenators of the environment, and fourth as the foundation for a more intimate and spiritual relationship with the natural world that is needed by everyone. When the biological, economic and political importance of herbal medicine is understood, a vision for a new medical system emerges. Mr. Crow will share his work and experiences in helping to build this new model of grassroots, nontoxic, affordable plant-based healthcare for all that is based on community gardens, herbal CSA’s that support small organic farmers, local supported herbal apothecaries and many other innovative and dynamic projects.
This public talk is offered by IONS Tucson, the local community group of the Institute of Noetic Sciences in Petaluma, CA. For more information closer to the date, please visit IONSTucson.org.
Friday evening, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Unity of Tucson, 3617 N. Camino Blanco
Cost: $5 suggested donation
No pre-registration required.
November 5, 9am – 5pm
David Crow will host this seminar on the basics of aromatherapy, the biology of flowers and the science of fragrance. This workshop will offer a practical introduction to the vast world of essential oils. Topics covered will include: how essential oils work – their absorption and effects on the glandular, respiratory, nervous and circulatory systems, the best ways of using essential oils safely and effectively, how to create a home pharmacy of important essential oils, and how they can be used to calm the mind and body and enhance meditation. A large variety of oils will be covered, including ‘sacred scents’ such as frankincense and palo santo, floral relaxants such lavender and geranium, medicinal florals such as helichrysum and chamomile, antimicrobial oils such as tea tree, respiratory/immune enhancing oils such as conifers and eucalyptus, medicinal grasses such as lemongrass, attars and exotic flower preparations such as rose and jasmine. Participants will have the opportunity to sample Floracopeia essential oils. For more information closer to the date, please visit IONSTucson.org.
Location: Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation, 3182 N. Swan Rd
Registration begins September 1, 2011