With cold and flu season just around the corner, its time to better understand the natural options around us and empower ourselves for a healthy “sick” season! Herbs are incredibly powerful and effective in dealing with bacteria and viruses leading to common ailments that oftentimes end in rounds of antibiotics you wish you didn’t have to take.  

In this class, we will learn the difference in immune stimulating and immune balancing herbs to help us maintain as healthy of a state as possible.  Bacteria and viruses can be determined little buggers so we will also look deeply into specific antibacterial and antiviral herbs and how to choose different ones according to specific issues and symptoms.  

This class will touch upon autoimmune conditions and how to support ones self when dealing with the chronic nature of these conditions. We will not be speaking to each individual autoimmune condition specifically since this topic is very large and would need an entire class to itself. However, you will obtain some insight into the world of autoimmune conditions and herbal support to leave with a base learning of working with chronic auto immune imbalance vs. acute immune system challenges.  

We will complete the day with working hands on with mock cases and choosing which herbal combinations best suit each case to assure you leave with knowledge and confidence moving forward. We will also be tasting some herbs throughout the day to better understand the importance of knowing each herb well before adding it to teas… hint, hint… some of these won’t be so pleasant so be ready! Get your pens ready because there is going to be a lot of information coming your way!

Skill level and Prerequisites: Skill level is intermediate.  Prerequisite is High Garden’s Intro to Herbalism Weekend Intensive or a comparable study.  One should have an overall understanding within the concepts of herbalism such as difference in herbal preparations as well as dosing in chronic vs. acute situations.  If you do not have this skill level and really want to attend, email me and I will give you some recommended reading to be completed before  the class.

Date: Saturday November 9, 2019


Cost: $50  

Provided: Unlimited tea bar, herbal tastings, class material notebook

Bring: Lunch and/or snacks, water, pen

Instructor: Leah Larabell

Location: Leah and Joel’s home at 1826 New Hope Rd, Joelton TN 37080 (about 25 minutes from High Garden)

Doggy Alert: We do have 3 medium/large dogs that are a loving part of our family and they love to attend the classes.  If you have severe dog allergies, are very scared of dogs, or have any aversion to dogs, this may not be a comfortable environment for you.

Maximum Occupancy: 15

Cancellation / Refund Policy:If it is more than a month before the class date just let us know that you are unable to attend and you will receive a full refund.

If it is less than a month before the workshop and you are unable to attend, please let us know as soon as possible and if we are able to fill your spot from someone on the waiting list then you will receive a full refund. If we (or you) are unable to fill your spot than no refund will be given.

If it is less than 3 days before the workshop, no refund will be given as that is not enough time for us to try and fill your space as we will be busy preparing for your workshop.