February meeting

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Monday, February 16, 6PM at the Pinney Library on Cottage Gove Rd.                 Presented by herbalist Kathy Eich                                                                                Plants for the Lymphatic System and It’s Role As the 5th Humor

The lymphatic system and herbs that support it are a mystery to many. But understanding this fascinating system, and using it as a window into dysfunctions of the immune system, reproductive system, circulatory system, digestive system and eliminatory system can be enlightening.

In her talk, Kathy will give a brief Materia medica of plants for good lymphatic health, and describe what an herbal alterative is. She will address common maladies of the lymphatic system, such as poor immunity, hemorrhoids, and breast tenderness and swelling, as well as some less common issues, like swelling of the spleen and malabsorption syndrome. Herbal strategies will be mentioned for each.

January meeting

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Tuesday, January 20, 6PM at Pinney Branch Library on Cottage Grove Rd                      “Fabulous Fungi” presented by David LaLuzerne                                                           Fungi are everywhere in our world, from the mushrooms that are part of our diet, to dyes used for making our clothes colorful, to digesting oil spills and also for medicines to keep us healthy. Herbal pharmacist David LaLuzerne will present a slide show to show you all the wonderful ways that fungi are important for a healthy life. You’ll be amazed at the many ways fungi make our world a better place to live. (Please note the Tuesday date instead of the usual Monday.)