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Creating Medicine from Desert Plants

Mesa, United States

Experience hosted by Linda

60 minsHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes drinks

What you'll do

Creating medicine in the desert begins by harvesting a local Arizona desert plant, the Creosote bush. We will then use the desert plant clippings and create a medicinal product using the herb.

We will discuss different herbal preparations like medicinal infusions, decoctions, tinctures, oils and salves.

Students will learn about other medicinal herbs for consideration for their own use and take home a product used for burns, bites, skin issues such as eczema, psoriasis, and abnormal growths like warts, skin spots, and sun damage.

All in all, a good overview of herbal medicine preparations and product making from Arizona desert plants.
Other things to note
After harvesting, we will prepare the herbs into a salve on a covered patio weather permitting (will move indoors in a kitchen environment as needed).
Creating medicine in the desert begins by harvesting a local Arizona desert plant, the Creosote bush. We will then use the desert plant clippings and create a medicinal product using the herb.

We will discuss different herbal preparations like medicinal infusions, decoctions, tinctures, oils and salves.

Students will learn about other medicinal herbs for consideration for their own use and take home a product used for burn…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Herbal tea and water provided

Meet your host, Linda

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 7 Reviews
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I am a health educator, herbalist, author, and culinary specialist. I was a regular instructor at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix in past years with great success teaching medicinal desert plants and preparations. My specialty has been simplifying health strategies teaching students how to maintain health and vitality through nature's gifts. I have certifications in advanced herbal medicine and have been harvesting powerful medicinal herbs in the Arizona Sonoran desert for over ten years. My innate ability as a teacher allows me to bring simple solutions to students to create their own medicinal products at home. I aim to exceed expectations of my students in all of my courses. I hope to exceed yours!
I am a health educator, herbalist, author, and culinary specialist. I was a regular instructor at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix in past years with great success teaching medicinal desert plants and preparations. My specialty has been simplifying health strategies teaching students how to maintain health and vitality through nature's gifts. I have certifications in advanced herbal medicine and have been harvesting powerful medicinal herbs in the Arizona Sonoran desert for over ten years.…
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Where you'll be

Students will arrive at a 1.25 acre residential property where we will harvest the desert plants and prepare an herbal product for your use.

Rated 4.71 out of 5 from 7 reviews.

Lydia
April 2021
It was interesting to hear what Linda had to say about her plants but I would have liked to see more and be more engaged
Sandra
March 2021
Linda was attentive by asking questions to engage my sons, ages 10 and 13. She is knowledgeable, and her passion for plants is evident. We enjoyed our afternoon learning, tasting her herbal infusions and making our creosote oil. She also wore a mask and was kind.
Linda was attentive by asking questions to engage my sons, ages 10 and 13. She is knowledgeable, and her passion for plants is evident. We enjoyed our afternoon learning, tasting…
Tonatihu
January 2021
La host fue un encanto Fue un regalo para mi esposa y ella y su hermana compartieron con ella un momento increíble y de mucho conocimiento
Lori
November 2020
Linda is so thoughtful and knowledgeable. She provided a detailed handout, showed us medicinal plants on her beautiful property which we harvested, shared herbal teas, and instructed us how to make an herbal oil. Would definitely recommend!
Angie
January 2021
Beautiful setting to learn basic herb preparations. Linda is very knowledgeable and able to answer all your questions. Great day!
Tina
December 2020
This was a fun experience. Linda was great at engaging my quiet teen.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

What to bring

hiking/walking shoes for flat natural desert walking

gardening gloves (optional)