Tulsi/Holy Basil-Sacred Adaptogen Tincture Making Workshop
July 13 : 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tulsi is a sacred herb with a rich history rooted in Ayurvedic tradition. Revered for its adaptogenic properties, Tulsi helps the body adapt to stress and promotes balance. Its aromatic leaves, infused with a peppery, clove-like flavor, make it a tasty addition to teas and culinary creations. In Ayurvedic medicine, Tulsi is considered a tonic for the mind, body, and spirit. In western herbalism, it is used for its diverse therapeutic benefits, ranging from immune support to anti-inflammatory effects. Tulsi also serves as a symbol of connection to nature and holistic well-being. At I-Tal Acres, we cultivate many different varieties of Tulsi, including Rama, Krishna, Vana, Kapoor, and Amrita.
Ed and Maya Skopal of I-TAL Acres will be leading a workshop which will involve identifying, learning about, and harvesting medicinal plants with a deep dive of the history, folklore, medicinal and cultural uses of this amazing medicinal herb. Workshop participants will make their own Tulsi tincture and come away with the knowledge of how to make their own tinctures, salves, and infused oils.
About the instructors: Ed and Maya Skopal of I-TAL Acres are skilled herbalists and permaculturists. They operate a medicinal garden and apothecary at their farm in Floyd County, VA where they make a large array of tinctures, salves, and other medicinal products. You can find their products at the Floyd EcoVillage farmstore, the Pharm House, the Floyd Farmers Market, and directly at their farm! Learn more at https://italacres.com/?page_id=1072
Please bring: 1)Bowls/Cutting boards/Knives/Scissors to coarsely chop herbs before making tincture (we will have some scissors/pruners/cutting boards, but bring if you have/remember)
2) Mason jar or other jar to make tincture (we usually have enough on hand, but bring one if you have -peanut bar jar size is usually ideal) 3) sunglasses, hat, water bottle ( part of the class will be outside, weather permitting)