Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Preparing and Preserving Traditional Medicines (Syrups Edition): – with Elli Reilander and Jessica Hueser
Join us with Elli Reilander and Jessica Hueser again for another live demonstration from Vij’s Kitchen, in partnership with the Indigenous Research Partnership in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems to learn how to preserve and use fresh or dried plants to make wonderfully tasting and medicinal syrups! This is a wonderful technique to use with children up to adults and can be adapted to fit many different indications.
During this session, Elli and Jessica will be presenting easy to follow recipes to create your own home made syrups. In this session, they will share with us some of their favourite go-to resources to get you started on your own medicine making journey! This presentation with also touch on how communities can integrate or access Naturopathic Medicine in order to complement other services they provide their community members.
Highlights that will be covered in this presentation:
- How to use syrups as herbal preservation method
- Live demonstration on the basic techniques of making medicinal syrups
- A list of resources we recommend to get started
About the Presenters:
Elli Reilander has always had a connection with nature. Growing up surrounded by the Salish Sea and in the Coastal Temperate Rainforest, it was no surprise that she enrolled in natural sciences at the University of Victoria. During that time Elli worked as an educator with several organizations including, Seaquaria In Schools, SeaChange Marine Conservation Society, and onboard BCFerries as a Coastal Naturalist. After completing a Bachelor of Science degree she went on to work as a Senior Park Naturalist in Goldstream and Rathtrevor Provincial Parks. This was where she became fascinated by the rich history and diversity of the traditional and natural medicines that surrounded us. Elli is currently in her 4th year at Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine and is passionate about bringing together her love of nature, medicine, and education.
Jessica Hueser (Cree) is a member of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band, from Northern Saskatchewan. Her journey in naturopathic medicine began after completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of Saskatchewan. She is an active part of her community volunteering and participating in Pow Wows, soccer, and Culturally Relevant Urban Wellness (CRUW). She continuously finds ways to practice and share knowledge from traditional Aboriginal cultural and medicinal practices. Jessica is currently in her 4th year at Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine.