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Maria Noël Groves

Wintergreen Botanicals

Storey Publishing

www.wintergreenbotanicals.com

Registered clinical herbalist Maria Noël Groves runs Wintergreen Botanicals, an herbal clinic and education center nestled in the pine forests of Bear Brook State Park in Allenstown, New Hampshire. She is certified by Michael Moore’s Southwest School of Botanical Medicine, a registered professional herbalist with the American Herbalists Guild, and has also completed Rosemary Gladstar’s advanced training program and Lichenwood Herbals’ flower essence practitioner training. Her business is devoted to education and empowerment via classes, health consultations, and writing. She’s the author of Body into Balance: An Herbal Guide to Holistic Self-Care.

Maria will be speaking at the Summer Online and Pennsylvania Fairs.

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The Secret Lives of Garden Herbs: Their medicinal properties

Rosemary goes great with chicken, but did you know that it may also help stave off Alzheimer’s disease? Or that sage can help with hot flashes? Learn surprising ways that common culinary herbs and companion plants can also help your family stay healthy. Maria Noël Groves shares some of her favorite common herbs (featured in her book Grow Your Own Herbal Remedies) that you can grow and use medicinally, including anise hyssop, bee balm, basil, fennel, dill, mint, oregano, rose, and thyme.
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The Secret Lives of Garden Herbs: Medicinal uses of herbs you already grow

Rosemary goes great with chicken, but did you know that it may also help stave off dementia disease? Or that bee balm makes a superb cold and flu remedy? Learn surprising ways that common culinary herbs and companion plants can also help your family stay healthy. Herbalist Maria Noël Groves shares some of her favorite common herbs (featured in her book Grow Your Own Herbal Remedies) that you can grow and use medicinally, including fennel, parsley, oregano, thyme, and lemon balm.
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The First-Aid Garden: Topical herbs for healing

Learn how to use common cultivated and wild backyard herbs (featured in her book Grow Your Own Herbal Remedies) to build your own herbal first-aid kit, focusing on herbs you can use topically for a range of uses, including aches and pains, sprains, bumps, bruises, bug bites, bee stings, wounds, rashes, burns, herpes, cuts, repelling ticks and biting insects, and more. Herbalist Maria Noël Groves takes you out into the field to show you how to make a spit poultice with yarrow leaves, and how to make herb-infused oils and other topical remedies.
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The First-Aid Garden

Naturally cure bumps, bruises, cuts, scrapes, rashes, scars, poison ivy, and bug bites. Maria Noël Groves explores several of the best cultivated and wild plants for you, your family, and your fellow animals. She shares recipes, growing and wildcrafting tips, and how best to use topical herbs for first aid. The herbs discussed (from her book Grow Your Own Herbal Remedies) include calendula, lavender, yarrow, gotu kola, plantain, St. John’s wort, cayenne, comfrey, and thuja (arborvitae). You’re sure to want to add these herbs to your yard and first-aid kit!
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Herbal Tinctures: From harvest to jar

Join herbalist Maria Noël Groves in her garden and classroom as she demonstrates how to harvest fresh herbs to make homemade medicinal herbal tinctures, as featured in her books Grow Your Own Herbal Remedies and Body Into Balance. Tinctures are alcohol extracts, which are easy to make, potent, and have a long shelf life. Plus, they're superb for extracting the medicinal properties of herbs. She’ll also discuss how to make a dry plant tincture, and how to choose the right alcohol for the job.
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Backyard Medicine: Favorite herbs to grow and use

Welcome beautiful, delicious, and medicinal herbs into your landscape! Maria Noël Groves shares her favorite medicinal herbs from her garden as well as her book Grow Your Own Herbal Remedies. Whether it’s delicious flavor from Korean licorice mint and lemongrass, pops of color and a multitude of uses for calendula flowers, or the calm-energy effects of holy basil, all these herbs are incredibly useful and easy to grow. Get inspired to plant these and other excellent herbs in your garden, and learn how to make wonderful, delicious, potent remedies with them!
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