Native people who inhabited the desert regions used the pharmacopeia which surrounded them. Virtually every plant outside their door had a use of some sort. During our unique Medicine Plants of the Desert seminar and/or hike, participants see, touch, smell and learn how to use the plants of our desert regions on which the native cultures depended. Identification and preparation of herbal tinctures, ointments and poultices is exciting and useful.
The seminar can be usually interwoven with a moderate hike to find
and identify all plants. This is truly an exciting three or four hour experience with medicine plants of the Southwest. Shorter ninety minute seminars are also available.
For a sample of what might be covered in a seminar, read one or more of the articles written by Diane A. Vaszily and published in local newspapers.