2018 Herbal Classes with Judith Brooks


Saturday, June 2nd, 2018

The Wisdom of Elderberry: Medicinal Properties of Flowers and Berries

We will make an Elderberry syrup, hands-on demonstration.
Plant Meditation and Herb Walk at my home.
Learn the art of plant meditation and delve into the spirit of the plants.
Located in Graham

Cost $35.00. To Register call Judith
At 919-260-1430

For information, call or email Judith Brooks 919.260.1430
* Judith@judithbrooksacupuncture.com

Health Touch NC LLC
3500 Westgate Dr Suite 504
Durham, NC 27707

Blue Vervain

This beautiful purple flowered plant is called Blue Vervain, and is a wonderful addition to my herb garden.  Blue Vervain (Verbena hastata) has been used by herbalists for centuries in Europe and in the United States. The name Vervain is derived from the Celtic word “ferfain” and was used as a diuretic to treat bladder infections. Other common names are “Herb of Grace” or “American Hyssop.”

Presently Vervain is found in many herbal formulas to treat PMS and menopausal anxiety, since it has a relaxing effect on the nervous system. It also helps to expel mucus from the lungs and relieve coughs and induces a sweat during the early stages of a fever.  I have enjoyed watching the bees gathering pollen on the deep purple flowers, that slowly fade to a lavender as the flowers ages.

Do not use Vervain during pregnancy.

Osmunda Cinnamomea – Cinnamon Fern

At the North Carolina Arbortetum this weekend saw this beautiful fern Osmunda cinnamomea  also known as Cinnamon Fern native plant to North America. Lovely!

Osmunda cinnamomea