A day of brightening the mind by distilling Peppermint (Mentha piperita)
Peppermint was an important Old World herbal ally whose healing properties continue to be of great benefit in the Modern World. Peppermint demonstrates the interesting property of being both cooling and warming. We will discuss the uses of this amazing herb for conditions of the stomach and head as well as the antibacterial and antiviral properties of peppermint.
The day will include practices to vitalize and potentiate the water we use for the distillation and how to mindfully connect with the herb as we harvest. We will also be looking at the doctrine of signatures for peppermint.
We will experience the hydrosol as a spray and enjoy it as a simple tea and drink it as a tonic combined with elderberry syrup and yarrow.
All participants will take home a 4 oz bottle of hydrosol.
Yummy snacks and tea are provided, but we ask that you bring your own lunch.