Herbal Classes


Herbal  Classes April & May 2016 through Free University…check it out at freeunw.com

Here are free classes offered by Kerri Bailey- those interested in the Herbal Program, please visit- Herbal Elements Academy for more information.

herbal-encapsulatedClass:      Herbal Nutrition I- “Nature’s Vitamins”

Dates:     April 26th & 30th

Time:      11:00am-12:00pm

Most people may think of herbs as medicine, but herbs are also food! They are “nature’s whole food vitamins” better than any synthetic, generic vitamin found on drugstore shelves. Learn which herbs contain high levels of vitamins, minerals and other phytonutrients essential for proper nutrition and how you can incorporate these into your diet. 

Class:      Herbal Nutrition II – “How to Make an Herbal Supplement”

Dates:     May 3rd & 7th Time:      11:00-11:45am

This is the second half of Herbal Nutrition- it is recommended that you take both. Learn how to make your own herbal formula using ground herbs to target specific health issues and increase your daily nutritional intake. Herbs & Supplies can be purchased after class, but is optional.  Allow extra time after class if you make your own formula with help from instructor.

echinacea-purpleClass:      Organic Herbal Gardening

Dates:     April 12th & 16th Time: 11:00am-12:00pm

Location: Tacoma         

There are hundreds of herbs that can be successfully grown here in the PNW.  Growing your own herbs has its own reward. Not only can you have fresh herbs at your convenience, you benefit the environment by providing food and shelter for beneficial insects. Learn how to grow herbs & edible flowers, regardless of space, using organic methods. One session


Class:      Herbal Detox

Dates:     April 19th & 23rd

Time:  11:00-11:45am

We are all exposed to toxins on a daily basis from our environment, workplace, personal care products and the foods and drinks we add into our bodies. From time to time, depending upon your lifestyle and level of exposure, our bodies need detoxification. Learn how to safely detox, using herbs and other natural substances. Create your own detox program. Herbal Elements will provide free samples of detox products.  One session


chakra.man.triangleClass:      Chakra Connections

Dates:     Tuesday- April 5th & May 10th Saturday- April 9th & May 14th 2016

 Time: 11am-12pm (4-5-16, 5-10-16)  4pm-5pm (4-9-16, 5-14-16)

Location:   Tacoma       

Chakras are our bodies inner energy centers that help us function on all levels. When we work with our Chakras we help to heal emotional wounds and physical ailments that lead to inner peace. This class covers the basics of the 7 main Chakras and how to work with them using crystal chakra kits, essential oils and herbs. Chakra Kits, Essential Oil Blends and Chakra EBook will be available for sale after the class for those interested.  One session.


Free Classes are available through Free University in Tacoma, WA

Check it out @ www.freeunw.com 

to sign up for a class:
@ herbelements@gmail.com     ????

Herbal Certification Course

• Herbal Program Online-coming soon, we are working out the details.

Complete course work for Herbalists with written lessons
and hands on projects.

  Herbal Classes Details

• Ayurvedic Herbs-  Find out what’s your “Dosha” or body type, and how to use herbs according to their energetics. An introduction to  Ayurvedic Herbs and East Indian Medicine. 
• Chakra Connections-  
Chakra is Sanskrit for “spinning energy wheels”. Learn   the basics of the seven major chakras and how they relate   to our body, mind and spirit. Unblock the stagnant and
slow down the overactive. (Optional Class)
• Chinese Herbs– How to blend Chinese Herbal Formulas, and an introduction to Chinese Herbs and Traditional Chinese medicine philosophy. 
• Choosing Herbs that Work For You- 
Selecting herbs and preparing formulas made easy. Learn the basics on how to choose herbs and the best way to prepare them- Right Herb, Right Remedy!
• Edible Gardens-  In our climate, it is possible to have a year round garden with cool and warm season vegetables and other edible landscape plants. Learn how to grow your own food and herbs organically in large and small spaces.
• Herbal Kitchen and Tea Garden- 
There are so many culinary and medicinal herbs and plants that can be grown here in the PNW suitable for landscape, garden and containers. Learn how to care, use and design with edible plants & herbs.
• Native American Herbs- Learn about Local and Native American Herbs, Medicinal Practices and where to find them.
• Using Herbs at Home-  
How to cook, prepare and be creative with herbs. Ideas for gifts for friends & family.

Instructor: Kerri Bailey has been teaching classes at local Community Centers, Nurseries & Herb Stores in Seattle / Tacoma areas since 1999. She specializes in Herbal Medicine, Organic Gardening, Ponds and Water Gardens.

Her Classes, EBooks and Videos will be available online this Spring 2016. Check out www.HerbalElementsAcademy.com for more details

Free University  www.FreeUNW.com


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Liver Cleanse 3 of 6- Total Body Cleanse

Wu wei tze or Schizandra; Chinese Tonic used for many purposes.

The liver is the largest gland in the body and the major organ for the elimination of toxic waste. It has many other important functions such as metabolism of nutrients, hormones & waste; production of blood-clotting factors; storage of vitamins & minerals and the formation of urea.   The liver also produces bile that helps emulsify fats and is then stored in the gallbladder.  The gallbladder and liver are interconnected with the health of one affecting the health of the other.  Diets high in refined sugars, fats & cholesterol can promote gallstones and decreased liver function.

Boldo leaf is a South American herb useful as a kidney & liver tonic.

Cleansing the liver is very important to help maintain a healthy liver.  The level of exposure to toxins- from home, workplace and environment- would determine how often cleansing is required.  There are several methods to cleanse the liver like massage, flushes, enemas and herbal therapies.  Most herbs used in herbal liver therapies are cooling & bitter and taken in teas, tincture or encapsulated forms.  The following is a short list of herbs and their affects on the liver.

Burdock, Yellow Dock, Fennel, Goldenseal                  Cleanses & Restores Function

Licorice Root, Oregon Grape, Blessed Thistle               Cleanses & Heals

Black Walnut, Borage Leaf, Fo-Ti

Boldo, Milk Thistle, Rosemary                                      Protects liver against toxins

Siberian Ginseng, Ginseng                                      Detoxifies, protects from drug effects

Turmeric, Dandelion Root                                                         Cleanses, Increases Bile

Baical Scullcap, Bupleurum, Chinese Rhubarb Root                                Liver Tonic

Wood Betony, Boldo, Schizandra Berry

Schizandra Berry is a Chinese general tonic herb with many uses for men and women.  It is sometimes called “junior dong quai” for its hormone balancing and use as a women’s tonic. Schizandra is also used to improve digestion, reduce fatigue, relieves insomnia, increases sexual activity and is  superior for colds/flu. It’s an adaptogen herb which increases the resistance and adaptation to stresses and builds stamina, making it  great for liver support.  Combine Schizandra with Licorice or Fennel and Siberian Ginseng for a great liver cleansing decoction.

If you have questions about liver herbs and cleansing, stop by Ubiquitous Journey on Tuesday from 4pm-6pm for “Ask the Herbalist”.  You may also try one of my Free University herb classes starting in March.  www.freeunw.com