Until the birth of our modern medical age, most people relied on plant medicine to help them when they were experiencing illness. It was also understood that a healthy body could resist disease better and that nourishing the body would allow it to recover faster. Even with our modern understanding of how plant and mushroom chemistry specifically affects the human body, herbalism, as it is practiced today, is a bridge between ancient wisdom and our modern medical research, utilizing both to quickly bring a body back to balance when it encounters acute illness such as the cold and flu. Elderberry, Fire Cider, and functional mushrooms can help support the immune system, while herbs like wild cherry bark, thyme, mullein, willow, and oregano can help relieve cold and flu symptoms.

Building your home apothecary doesn’t need to be complicated or expensive. Join us as we explore common herbal remedies that support the immune system and help shorten the length of common cold and flu season health issues.

 In this Workshop 

This workshop will involve all of your senses, and we will be tasting, smelling, and making several herbal remedies. While no gluten or dairy will be served, please let us know if there are other food allergies.

 We will be covering:

  • Immune-supportive herbs and mushrooms
  • Several ways to make elderberry (syrup, gummies, jam, electuary)
  • Where to purchase medicinal herbs both locally and online
  • How to create and customize your Fire Cider recipe

We will also be tasting:

  • Immune-boosting chai
  • Medicinal mushroom broth
  • Fire Cider hummus
  • and much more!

In this hands-on workshop, you can make a customized elderberry kit, Fire Cider, mullein ear oil, and a wild cherry bark cough syrup kit.

Meet your Instructor 

Acorn Creek Farmstead is excited to announce that Jacquelyn Moses of Thorn and Thistle Apothecary will be your instructor for this herbal immune-boosting workshop. Jacquelyn completed her Clinical Herbalism program with The Herbal Academy. She focuses on growing her knowledge by spending hours studying, foraging, and mushrooming both in the classroom and the field. 

Jacquelyn’s goal is to support her family and local community by teaching workshops and classes and seeing clients step away from pill bottles and into a greater understanding of simple and natural ways to support their health. 

You can follow Jacquelyn’s herbalism and foraging adventures on Tikok and Instagram @thornandthistletn. 

Book a Hands-on Workshop

Join us in learning how to boost your immune system and keep it healthy during the cold and flu season! 

This hands-on workshop will be held at the Thorn and Thistle Apothecary, located at 401 Oakwood Drive, Columbia, Tennessee 38401

Space is limited for this hands-on workshop. Reserving your spot now ensures you are on the path to achieving food freedom.

  • January 20th, 2024
  • 11 am – 2 pm
  • Workshop Cost – $70.00
  • February 17, 2024
  • 11 am – 2 pm
  • Workshop Cost – $70.00