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Natural Awakenings Greater Boston - Rhode Island

Alex Klein Leads Herbal Medicine Class in Allston

Herbalist Alex Klein will lead a class on how we can make our own potent herbal medicine products from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 13, 2023, in the park behind the Honan-Allston Library, in Allston, Massachusetts. Participants will become more self-sufficient in learning the basics of tincture making, including extracting plant constituents using high-proof alcohol, along with the rationale for using tinctures and some standard measurements and ratios to make sure that the extracts that are created are as effective as possible.

The nature of such broadly useful and common herbs like Black Birch and Japanese Barberry will also be covered. Attendees will take home an eight-ounce tincture (or a non-alcoholic solution based on individual preference) to finish macerating at home.

Trained as a clinical herbalist at the Northeast School of Botanical Medicine and operating his own practice, he has also provided herbal first aid at wilderness gatherings and as a foot care worker at the Asheville Street Feet Project, serving the underserved residents of western North Carolina.

Cost: sliding scale of $20 to $50. Location: 300 N. Harvard St. For more information or to register, call 617-650-9523 or visit