About April Coburn
Realizing that plants could be used as medicine blew my mind!
I was raised with the belief that when you were sick you went to the doctor and took medicine, and also that weeds are bad and the thing to do is spray them with poison. How far I have come from those beliefs.
I still go to the doctor, and I am grateful for all that modern medicine offers us, but how wonderful to discover that there is medicine growing right outside our door!
An epiphany in my 20's...
When I was a young adult, I found myself working in a local food co-op and eventually became the buyer for the herb and spice department. It slowly dawned on me that some of these "herbs" folks were paying money for were the same "bad plants" we called weeds. I wanted to learn more, and started getting to know the plants in my backyard like I had never known them. Soon I was eating the weeds and making tea. It is not an exaggeration to say this was an epiphany for me, and I realized that we all once had a connection to the plants in this way in the not-too-distant past.
Since that experience I have gone on to make working with the healing plants my life's work. I've studied with many teachers, including foundational herbalism with Rosemary Gladstar and Susan Hess, hydrosols with Cathy Skipper, and clinical herbalism with Ashley Elenbaas and Thomas Easley. I've raised my kids on herbal medicine and make quality medicine for my community. I teach classes on herbal medicine making, and I offer consultations to help women navigate the perimenopause transition with herbal, diet, and lifestyle recommendations.
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