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Located two miles west of Forestville, in beautiful Sonoma County, the California School of Herbal Studies is one of North America’s oldest centers for herbal education. Founded in 1978 by Rosemary Gladstar, and led today by School Directors Rebecca Maxfield and Jason Miller, along with Program Coordinator Autumn Summers, CSHS continues in the spirit in which it was created.
Our full-time, 8-month intensive offers students a broad-based foundation in herbal medicine. For those who can't make a fulltime commitment we also offer a broad range of weekend series courses and one-day workshops. Successful graduates of our intensive program leave here with the knowledge they need to enter and contribute to the field of herbalism. Upon graduation students receive certificates of completion that are highly regarded by the herbal community.
CSHS is located on a lovely, rustic 80 acre sanctuary known as Emerald Valley. Our campus includes a classroom with an adjacent kitchen, a one-half acre garden with over 400 herb species, a medicine making building and forested hiking trails. Forestville is an hour and a half drive north of San Francisco. Visitors to the school are welcome, but please call first so we can be sure someone will be available to greet you! We look forward to meeting you and sharing friendship and herbal experiences.
herb of the month: Horseradish (continued from left)
indications (cont'd): Its expectorant pungent quality makes it a useful remedy, taken orally, for ear, nose and throat congestion, lung problems, coughs and even asthma. Horseradish has antimicrobial properties that, along with the expectorant qualities & circulatory stimulation, make it a powerful ally during winter cold or flu season- take a sip of Horseradish infused 'fire cider' with a bit of honey, either to fend off at early signs, or to boost immunity, decongest, and 'sweat out' the fever after onset.
In the digestive system the bitter pungency of horseradish can stimulate digestive & liver function, help cut the fat in a rich meal, and aid in expelling worms. Horseradish as a stimulating rubefacient can bring relief to arthritic joints when applied externally and taken internally. Aditional traditional uses are recorded for horseradish as a diuretic for kidney & bladder issues, to treat paralysis, dropsy, and scurvy, and to remove discolorations of the skin.
contraindications: Horseradish oils can irritate the skin or gastric tract if taken in high or concentrated doses, and should not be placed in the eyes.
note: This information is not a replacement for a trained herbalist. Please consult your medical professional before treating yourself or others with this or any other herbal remedy.