Medicinal Herbs with Horticulturist Gordon Kenneson
July 28 | 9:00 am - 10:30 am| $6
Please join us on Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 9-10:30 a.m. for a program on Medicinal Herbs at Windsor Historical Society.
Horticulturist Gordon Kenneson will share research into old medical texts and recipe books which has yielded fascinating herbal remedies, some still used, some blessedly not! Learn about Greek physician Hippocrates, often termed the father of medicine whose theories were still very much a part of English Colonial medicine. Bleeding, blistering, purging and puking, anyone? Kenneson will show and tell about herbs used in these treatments and how they were thought to re-balance bodily humors and restore health.
If weather permits, the program will be held outdoors under the shade of our large oak tree. And you will be able to learn about some exciting plans for restoring and reinterpreting the doctor’s office in the Society’s Hezekiah Chaffee home across the street.
$6 adults, $5 seniors and students, $4 members