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Medicines from the Earth Herb Symposium

May 29 - June 1


Over forty presentations including:
• Women, Autoimmunity and Estrogen Metabolism
• In the Zone: Research Considerations for Microdosing Entheogens
• Cultivating Skin Microbiome Radiance with Botanicals
• Combining Herbs and Essential Oils for the Nervous System
• Neuroplasticity and the NMDA receptor: Botanical and Nutritional Influences on Neurological Remodeling
• Substance Addiction and Recovery: Herbal Strategies for Emotional and Physical Pain
• Pre-conference Intensive: Mitigating the Effects of Glyphosate and other Environmental Toxins for the Prevention of Chronic Disease and Health Optimization – the Application of Hormesis and Herbal Medicine with Donald Yance, RH (AHG)

Plus medicine-making classes and forest herb walks.


May 29
June 1


Blue Ridge Assembly
Black Mountain, United States


Botanical Medicine