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Herbal Approaches to Lyme

Emily French of Sweetgrass Herbals

Emily French of Sweetgrass Herbals

The Lyme saturation in which we find ourselves is a powerful teacher about post-antibiotic medicine, the sophisticated movement of plant medicines through ecosystems and the human body, the incredible ability of bacteria to adapt, survive, and continually strive toward balance, and about turning to the plants for healing when few other options remain and watching them literally bring life back. The Lyme complex of infections, the ticks, the forests and fields, do not have to be our enemies – in fact, they are our teachers. And once we understand what's happening in our bodies when faced with these infections, we don't have to feel afraid – we know what to do; we can move toward healing.

This in-depth workshop will cover herbal approaches to the following facets of Lyme Disease: deterrence, infection, acute care, and chronic support. Learn about many of the most potent plant medicines for Lyme borreliosis and common co-infections, as well as lifestyle and dietary guidelines to strengthen immune health and improve quality of life, whether the goal is avoiding or healing from a long-term Lyme infection. 

Suitable for health care professionals as well as the general public.


Emily French is a clinical and traditional herbalist working with a wide range of clients and medicines. Her work revolves around her love for reconnecting people with the sophisticated art and science of plant-based healing that we've all known, somewhere in our bones, for thousands of years. 

She is a passionate and intuitive clinician, educator, wildcrafter, gardener, and medicine maker, and is proud to carry on the age-old medicine  tradition that has been passed down from her grandmothers'  grandmothers and grandfathers' grandfathers.

With over a decade of clinical experience, Emily has a broad understanding of both acute and chronic health issues, and of working with the healing plants to help people move toward balance and vitality. 

Emily holds an advanced degree in Clinical Herbalism from the Clearpath School of Herbal Medicine, a degree in Holistic Health & Sustainable Agriculture from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and has served on the Council of the Northeast Herbal Association.  

She is the founder of Sweetgrass Herbals, a co-founder of The Hawthorn Center, and a member of Illuminate Collective.

$50 for 4 hour intensive class.

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