Everyday Herbalism

Herbalism is the use of plant material such as leaves, flowers, fruits, seeds, stems, bark, wood, roots, rhizomes, or other plant parts for medicinal purposes. Herbalism, the use of plants to support the healing functions of the body, is a very archaic practice that continues to be practice widely today. In effort to be inclusive and promote holistic healing, the UCF Arboretum started a Herbalism workshop series in the Fall of 2016. Our Everyday Herbalism workshops aims to educate participants on herbalistic practices and methodologies.

The first workshop provided a brief introduction to herbalism and taught participants how to make salves, which can be in the form of an ointment or a cream, used to promote healing of the skin. Based of plants used to make the salves, it can serve a variety of purpose: for minor cuts and bruises, insect bites, rashes, fungal infections and so on.Check out this short video for the salve making instruction below, and the following article, Medicinal-Herb Workshop Series, for more information on the event.



Please keep an eye on our Facebook page for the next work shop. If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to call 407-82303583 or send us an email at arboretum@ucf.edu.