By Bevin Clare (USA)
Atopy and Herbal Medicine
The rise of atopic conditions (allergies, asthma, and eczema) signifies deep immunological and ecological imbalances. With a deeper understanding of their origin we will approach a multi-faceted therapeutic plan of herbal medicines for individuals with atopic conditions as well as prevention for the next generation.
Sambucus: A Global Medicine
Take a journey to discover new information about the Sambucus genera and their application, research, and lore around the globe with specific clinical prescriptions as well as a presentation rich with the story and lore of these globally embraced plants.
Clinical Applications of Therapeutic Herbal Foods and Preparations
Through a series of clinical case studies, explore the use of medicinal plants in many forms in daily, dietary preparations with therapeutic targets. Learn about the preparation and application of herbal powders in clinical practice and how to effectively prepare them in palatable ways. With each case-study, the use of plants in medicinal preparations such as soups, pestos, beverages, and even healing desserts will be shared. As herbalists, we have the option to move beyond the bottle to a sensory approach to herbal medicine which can fit seamlessly into life and practice.
About Bevin Clare
Bevin Clare, M.S., R.H., CNS, is a clinical herbalist and nutritionist and an Associate Professor and Program Manager of the Post-Master's Certificate in Clinical Herbalism at the Maryland University of Integrative Health. She holds a MSc in Infectious Disease from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, serves on as an adjunct Assistant Professor at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the New York Chiropractic College. Bevin has studied herbal medicine around the world and blends her knowledge of traditional uses of plants with modern science and contemporary healthcare strategies as a consultant and educator. Bevin is the president of the American Herbalists Guild, the largest body of professional clinical herbalists in the US. She is founder of the Herbal Clinic for All program, providing cost-free herbal medicine healthcare since 2007 and is a board member of the United Plant Savers, a group working to protect at-risk medicinal plants in North America. You can find Bevin’s musing on a variety of Clinical Herbalism topics, including infectious disease, atwww.bevinclare.com. She resides on a beautiful piece of earth in Maryland with her family.