Here is a Fort Collins herbal lecture that I thought you might find interesting. (Usually we have to go to Boulder for these events) The fun happens on Saturday, May 14th.
The history and healing uses of Chinese herbs will be analyzed on Saturday, May 14th at the Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures. Al Leung – scientist, author, and consultant – will speak at 2 pm on “Chinese Herbs: From Ancient Traditions to Modern Supplements.”
Leung will explore the rich tradition of China’s herbal medicines, answering the question: What exactly are herbal supplements? According to Leung, many modern herbal supplements are not really herbal, but specifically chemical-based. If handled and used properly, many Chinese herbs are safe and effective home remedies for colds, the flu, hay fever, and other symptoms.
“Chinese herbs are safe and effective alternatives to chemical drugs,” Leung said. “I’ve advocated true herbal medicines and supplements as alternatives to toxic pharmaceuticals for over 40 years.” Leung is the author of these books: Chinese Herbal Remedies, Chinese Healing Foods and Herbs, and Encyclopedia of Common Natural Ingredients Used in Food, Drugs, and Cosmetics.
Lecture begins at 2pm. Leung’s presentation coincides with “China’s Imperial Treasures: Art and Artifacts,” the Museum’s main exhibit through June 18. Admission to the program is $5 for adults and free for Museum members. Located at 200 W. Mountain Avenue, the Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday, 11-5 pm. For more information, please visit globalvillagemuseum.org or call 970.221.4600.