southern appalachian folk medicine intensive, april 29-may 1

this class is being offered by my herb teacher phyllis light.  it is not to be missed!  contact her for more information 🙂


Southern Appalachian Folk Medicine

3 Day Intensive

Friday and Saturday, April 29 & 30 and Sunday, May 1

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Supper break and then 7:00 – 9:00 in the evening 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Sunday

Breakfast and dinner on your own.

Lunch provided all three days.


Location: 329 South Main St., Arab, AL 35016

Appalachian Center for Health Studies

Cost: $360.00

Contact: 256-931-0351


Register by phone or email.

Please let me know any special dietary needs you might have at the time of registration.


There is some sleeping space available at the Center, some beds available at the Native American Resource Center for a modest fee, camping in the side yard and several local hotels which are reasonably priced.

Kitchen and shower facilities are available at the Center.


Topics for the Weekend Include:

History of regional folk medicine

Southern blood types (sweet, sour, bitter, salty)

Principles of Southern Appalachian folk medicine

Plant identification walks and regional uses

Three levels of healing in folk medicine – physical, psychological, spiritual

Old timey herb uses and health protocols

How Tommie Bass used herbs and a discussion of his formulas

Digestion, Nerves and health in the Southern model

Native American plant use and healing practices

And anything else which comes up!


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