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Next time you catch a cold, skip the mad dash to Walgreens and rummage through your own handmade herbal apothecary instead. Herbal remedies are an effective and “green” alternative to expensive and synthetic pharmaceuticals. In this workshop taught by Riyana Rebecca Sang, you will learn about the core types of herbal medicines (tinctures, teas, decoctions, infusions, syrups), understand their benefits and applications, and how to use them. You will also make a tincture, a syrup, and a hand-blended tea to take home.

With over ten years' experience in making herbal medicine, Riyana is Program Director and Faculty Herbalist at Ohlone Herbal Center in Berkeley.