Healing is an exchange of energy between the human body and Nature at large. Nature provides us everything we need to grow and to stay healthy. Urban environments disconnect us from our natural environs and this leads to ill health. The Healing with Nature campaign will look at the healing available to us through growing medicinal plants, through interactions with animals and with time in the wilderness.
As part of our Healing with Nature campaign, eCoexist in collaboration with Jambe Forest Farms, is happy to bring to you the first of a series of workshops we hope to do on simple ways to stay healthy while deepening our connection to Nature.
Most traditional healers or vaidus use fresh plant material like juice or paste made from leaves, stem, bark, roots or fruits. Ready availability of fresh plant material is one of the main benefits of cultivating medicinal plants at home. Fresh plant material is usually more effective than dried or preserved material and ensures authenticity of the material. Though there are numerous plant based material like powders, aristha, asava, paak, kalpa, etc. available in the market, they are primarily made to preserve the fresh plant based material and to ensure that these medicines are also available in the seasons or in places where fresh material is not available.
This workshop will help us understand our body type, the plant based remedies we can use to stay healthy. We will get an introduction to a diversity of common medicinal plants, their specific properties, basic identification skills and will learn to make some common healing formulations from these plants.