Japanese knotweed and teasel can be used as tea or tincture to ease symptoms

Herbal protocols for Lyme disease to be shared at Merryspring

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CAMDEN — Gardener and herbalist Denise DeSpirito will speak about herbal protocols for Lyme disease, Tuesday, September 10, at 12 p.m., at Merryspring Nature Center. 

Living in a region with a large tick population and growing rates of tick-borne illness can be uncomfortable and scary, according to Merryspring, in a news release. Knowing there are plants and herbs that can support healing can ease these feelings of distress and work in concert with modern medicines and treatments.

In this talk, DeSpirito will cover some plants that can be found growing in Midcoast Maine like Japanese knotweed and teasel that can be used as tea or tincture preparations to help ease related symptoms. Additional plants that can be cultivated or purchased as herbal supplements will also be examined.

Denise DeSpirito is gardener and herbalist. She has grown herbs all over the Northeast, including Avena Botanicals in Rockport, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in New York, and Farmacy Herbs in Rhode Island. She currently serves as garden manager at Merryspring.

This program is part of the Summer Talk series at Merryspring, sponsored by The First National Bank and Jaret & Cohn Real Estate.

The cost of this program is $5, free for members of Merryspring. 

This is an outdoor program. Guests should wear weather appropriate clothing.

Merryspring is a community nature center offering walking trails, cultivated gardens, wildlife, and ecology and horticulture educational programs all year round.

The park is located at the end of Conway Road, just off of Route 1 in Camden behind Hannaford Shopping Plaza.

For more information on this program, contact info@merryspring.org or call 207-236-2239.

Event Date: 

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 12:00pm

Event Location: 

Merryspring Nature Center

Address: 

Merryspring Nature Center
Camden  Maine
United States