MEET THE HERBALIST

 

 

 

Lauren has spent over 15 years working in the garden and has over 1,100 hours of herbal education. Her studies range from introductory herbal courses to clinical education and applications with clients. Lauren enjoys studying phytotherapy and pharmacology to help apply herbs in clinical settings; making her well rounded in folkloric and clinical herbalism. Lauren is passionate about bridging the gap between ancient traditions and newly emerging scientific research. She believes it is an honor to teach the community and her clients how to apply herbs in a proactive way, to enhance the quality and vitality of their lives.



 

My journey with plants began long before I knew the scientific names, or the affinities the constituents have on specific organs.

It began in 2007 as a garden hand, tending to plants. From watering, planting, transplanting, cloning, to harvesting and processing. 

In 2010 I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. Shortly after a check-up, she began having uncontrolable hives, swelling, and eczema. This stumped the medical professionals at the time. According to their professional opinion allergic reactions and anaphylactic symptoms don’t occur in children under one year of age.

At four months old Ivory developed food allergies. Ivory was exclusively breastfed, no matter how many adjustments I made to my diet; Ivory would continue to have allergic reactions. Her skin, so red, inflamed and swollen from the symptoms she was experiencing. The prescription steroid creams and OTC topical ointments didn’t alleviate any of her suffering. I was left frustrated and confused.

 I let this frustration and confusion fuel a deep passionate desire for healing. I returned to the garden, where it all began; for guidance.  I began making our own personal health products.

These products began showing tangible results for Ivory. Not long after that; did I have other parents, friends and family members approaching me for guidance and support. This birthed Sacred Infusions Apothecary. 

Fifteen years later, words cant express the gratitude I experience. I am honored to be respected and trusted by my community as their herbalist.


 

 

 

Are you interested in begining your healing journey? Contact Lauren today. Working with Medical Doctors? or Speciality Doctors? Not a problem! Lauren is happy to communicate and work directly with your doctors to accompany your healing journey.

 

 A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS


 

Rosemary Gladstar - The Science and Art of Herbalism
Rosemary Gladstar - Plant Walk

Herbal Academy - Introductory Herbal Course
Herbal Academy - Intermediate Herbal Course
Herbal Academy –  Advanced Herbal Course
Herbal Academy – Aphrodisiac Herb Intensive

Aromahead Institute - Essential Oil Training
 Aromahead Institute - Essential Oils for Cold and Flu

Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine – Certified in Reading Functional Blood Work

Heck – Herbs for Cold and Flu
Heck – Herbs for Children
Heck – Intro into Herbalism
Heck – Professional Herbalism

Melissa Cowhurst - Reiki Level I,
Melissa Cowhurst - Reiki Level II
Melissa Cowhurst - Master Certification


Kat Maier – (Perfect Storm) The Tissue State or Treating the Terrain that lead to Infections

 

 



Nicholas Culpeper – The English Physician (1809 edition)

Nicholas Culpeper – Culpeper’s Complete Herbal (1970 edition)

David Hoffman - Medical Herbalism The Science and Practice of Herbal Medicine

Andrew Chevallier - Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants

Matthew Wood – The Practice of Traditional Western Herbalism

Dr. Oliver P. Brown – The Complete Herbalist (1874 edition)

Peter Tompkins & Christopher Bird – The Secret Life of Plants

Eclectic Doctor; John M. Scudder, M.D. – Specific Diagnosis:
A Study of Disease – (1874 edition)

Henery Lyman M.D., Christian Fenger, M.D. - The Practical Home Physician

Mills and Bone – The Principals and Practice of Herbal Medicine

Mills and Bone – The Essential Guide to Herbal Safety