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make your own tinctures and salves Take an Herbal Medicine & Salve-Making Class this spring!

Where: Nicole’s home in North Portland When: March 4, 2017 10am – 1pm Cost: $65 per person Children welcome Learn to make your own tinctures and salves! In this 3-hour class, Dr. Nicole Apelian will teach you how to make infused oils and tinctures from local herbs. Herbal oils, tinctures and salves are a wonderful.. Read more »

Apelian collecting Cottonwood Buds for Herbal Medicine Cottonwood Bud Oil – How to Make an Easy Cold-Infused Herbal Oil

It’s Early February and the sun is shining here in Portland, Oregon. Spring is springing, and the swollen cottonwood buds are starting to drip with their sticky orange resin. It is time! Time for what, you ask? It is time to harvest cottonwood tree buds (Populus balsamifera or P. trichocarpa). You may wonder why I am.. Read more »