Herbal Wound Care

We’re kicking off a long series of classes on first aid skills, to help you get prepared to care for your family and loved ones in the event of a disaster – whether that’s a hurricane, a car accident, or a kitchen mishap. The more you know, the more calm you can stay in an emergency, and a calm person is a useful person in that situation! We’ll start it off with wound care.

barberry by anneheathen, on Flickr

Barberry’s thorns might give you a scratch if you’re not careful, but its roots provide some of the best herbal antiseptic action around.

We’ve been wounding ourselves (and each other) since the dawn of time, and herbs are all-stars in this department. Different kinds of wounds are handled differently, so we’ll base our class there: what to do for small cuts, large and possibly deep cuts, puncture wounds, burns, abrasions, and avulsions. We’ll cover appropriate ways to wash, debride, and cover each type of wound, as well as what sort of dressing is appropriate at each stage of the healing. At each step we’ll discuss the best herbs (and the best way to apply them) to speed healing and recovery for each type of wound.

Of course, if you have an emergency room handy, that may be your best option, but sometimes that won’t be available – so come learn how to handle these issues yourself, with confidence!

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016
7:00pm – 9:00pm
25 St. Mary’s Court, Brookline

The fee for this class is $20.

RSVP by filling out our contact form, emailing us at info@commonwealthherbs.com, or calling 617-750-5274.

This class took place in the past. Interested in a re-run? Let us know!


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