May 2nd, 2012 8:00 AM   through   12:50 PM
14500 Juanita Drive N.E.
Bastyr University
Room 184
Kenmore, WA 98028-4966

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In the early years of the formation of America as a country, plants played a big role in our culture. Learn specifically how both people and plants influenced the culture of Appalachia in this talk.

Join Sheila Kingsbury, ND, RH (AHG), on a journey back in time to the early days of the formation of America as a country, as she talks about the people and the plants that influenced the culture of Appalachia as well as the practice of Western Herbalism as we know it today. She will highlight a few plants native to the Southern Appalachian area and how they were used in the 1700-1800s and contrast to how they are used today.

Dr. Kingsbury is a 2003 graduate of Bastyr University’s Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program and has been in clinical practice in Kirkland, Washington, since 2003. In her clinical practice she focuses on pediatrics and women’s health. She is the chair of the Department of Botanical Medicine at Bastyr University and an associate professor, teaching courses in pediatrics, lactation, botanical medicine and the history and traditions of herbal medicine. Dr. Kingsbury focuses on Western and Ayurvedic herbal traditions and homeopathy in her clinical experiences and in her teaching. She is committed to the education and mentorship of herbalists from a variety of backgrounds and has provided herbal internships for her students since 2005. 

Read about other Herb Week events on our news release "Bastyr Offering Free, Unique Classes to Honor HerbDay."