Herbal Extractions: Infused Oils, Vinegars And Tinctures
Join Jamie Samowitz, educator and herbalist, for a hands- on exploration of the world of herbal extractions. Home herbalism straddles the line between food and medicine. By extracting herbs into oil, vinegar, and alcohol, we gain access to the herb's nutritional and medicinal qualities. And by making our own nourishing and delicious products with aromatic, tonic, and bitter herbs, we become empowered to take our health into our own hands. We will learn to make three categories of herbal extractions: infused oils (including culinary, fragrance, and medicinal oils), infused vinegars, and tinctures. As a class we will make a spiced bitters tincture that will serve as both a health-supporting digestive aid and a warming remedy for a cold winter's day. Instructor: Jamie Samowitz is Director of Youth Outreach Education and Co-Director of Roots Rising at Berkshire Botanical Garden. She is a home herbalist and currently in training as a clinical herbalist through David Winston's Center for Herbal Studies. She enjoys foraging for wild food and medicine and sharing her love of the natural world with her students and community.