The Sweet Side: More Methods of Making Plant Medicine


The Sweet Side: More Methods of Making Plant Medicine


The Sweet Side: More Methods of Making Plant Medicine

with Rachel Burgos of Snakeroot Apothecary

Saturday, May 19th 11a - 2p

$75 + $15 materials

Join clinical herbalist, Rachel Burgos of Snakeroot Apothecary, for a day of plant medicine making with a focus on infused honey. In this class we will discuss and make various forms of herbal preparations using different menstruum and materials. Class will begin with a nature walk around the Topanga Canyon chaparral as we explore, connect, and harvest herbs for our medicinal preparations. We will talk a bit as to how and when to harvest herbs respectfully, how to process and dry, and different medicines to make with them.

The powerful sweetness of honey in particular will be spotlighted as a magical food and ingredient. We will discuss the history of honey as a remedy both physically and spiritually. Honey will be used to make multiple forms of delicious plant extractions as it adds both sweetness and concentrated floral essences.

An open heart, balance, and a relaxed spirit is important in medicine making. Not only will we be preparing herbal remedies, we will also first prepare ourselves to make the medicine. Medicine making is a ceremony, and we will integrate honor and connection with these plant spirits through these practices.

Participants will gain knowledge and confidence about basic medicine making skills, and alternatives to alcohol based tinctures. Each participant will leave with an oxymel, infused honey, and elderberry syrup. Please bring materials fee to class.

This class is hands on so remember to wear something you don't mind perhaps getting dirty.



Rachel Burgos is an herbalist who has recently relocated to Los Angeles from Joshua Tree, California. She dedicates her clinical work to provide preventative health care and education using plant, stone, animal & earth medicines in a holistic way. This encompasses but not limited to focusing on the patterns of imbalance we create through various traumas, ancestral patterning for both chronic and acute, emotional, physical or spiritual imbalances. Her work is centered in social justice, activism, and healing for not only humans but the greater ecology.