The Herbal Medicine Chest: A Family's Natural Apothecary: Joanna Helms, BA, RH (AHG)
Historically herbal medicine is the foundation of our generational health. We will discover our ancestor’s strong tradition, and some of their favorite herbs to utilize for seasonal ailments. Our overview will allow us to leave with information, and application to create our own family’s herbal wellness apothecary. Let’s bring our past wisdom forward, and continue a modern tradition with the next generation.
Joanna Helms, RH (AHG), a 6th generation Floridian with a B.A. in Communicative Disorders, has been in clinical herbal practice for 19 years, and is the founder of Mama Jo’s Sunshine Herbals in Indian Harbour Beach, Florida. Mama Jo’s is a unique, family-run community retail herb store and professional dispensary offering a wide variety of bulk herbs, over 200 hand-made herbal products, essential oils, supplies, and custom formulations. Joanna has authored and teaches a Fundamentals of Herbalism course annually, and presents workshops and lectures throughout east central Florida. She is also a co-founder of the Herbal Wisdom Society—a local herb club. Joanna incorporates Traditional Herbalism: Western, Chinese, Native American, Ayurveda and Unani Tibb therapies into her practice and teachings. Her GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices)-compliant dispensary offers a variety of herbal products specifically formulated for clinical practice as an exclusive service for other health care professionals and their clients. In her spare time, Joanna enjoys gardening/nature, and is an advocate for the native flora of Florida.
For more information visit her booth on Sponsor Row or call 321-779-4647.