Leech Lake Tribal College/Community Education
Program Type: Local Effort - Programs and/or activities that have not been evaluated but are identified by local programs as producing positive results.
The Leech Lake Tribal College has been offering Herbal Remedies classes for over a year on a monthly basis. Topics covered are an herbal medicine chest, teas to de-toxify the body, teas & tinctures to build up the body, traditional medicines and teas, traditional foods, and traditional health medicine recipes.
The Leech Lake Tribal College Community Education is currently sponsoring a semester long Herbal Remedies class. The students are learning about common MN herbs and plants such as: Yarrow, Nettle, Chamomile, Cleavers, Plantain, Dandelion, Red Clover, Mullein, Lemon Balm, Elder Flower, and Lavender. The class is hands on for harvesting, picking, seeing, touching, smelling, drinking, making tinctures, teas, salves, and syrups. Students are learning to identify what can help themselves and their families. They are also noting that these herbs are in their yards and out their own back doors. The class has harvested swamp tea and cedar tea also.
Next semester’s class is planned to look at the whole person, body, mind, emotions and spirit with a cultural, traditional, herbal emphasis. Many activities are planned along with many healing modalities.
Infants, Toddlers, Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly
Community, Clinic/Health Center, Hospital, Work site
Diabetes , Physical Activity
Name: Liz Aitken, Outreach Coordinator
Site or Location Name: Leech Lake Tribal College/Community Education
PO Box 180
Cass Lake, MN 56633