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Ay sí, Alcoholado

Saturday, July 14, 2018

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.

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Honoring our roots means remembering how our ancestors healed themselves and acknowledging their gifts through medicine-making. Using plants and flowers directly from Borikén (Puerto Rico), we will make alcoholado, a medicinal rubbing alcohol (or liniment) used to heal a number of spiritual and physical ailments such as muscular pain, headaches, insect bites, melancholy and emotional trauma. To learn more about Casitas Wisdom, please visit

Facilitated by Myrna Cabán Lezcano, Sacred Vibes Apothecary and Casitas Wisdom; and GreenThumb

Este taller se ofrecerá con traducción al Español.

Honrar nuestras raíces se trata de recordar cómo nuestros ancestros se curaron a sí mismos y reconocer su legado al hacer medicinas. Al usar plantas directamente desde Boriquén (Puerto Rico), haremos alcoholado, un alcohol medicinal de uso tópico (o ungüento ligero) para sanar una variedad de dolencias espirituales y físicas, tales como dolor muscular, dolores de cabeza, picaduras de insectos, melancolía y trauma emocional.

This workshop is part of the first annual Open Garden Day, part of GreenThumb’s year-long 40th Anniversary celebrations. Throughout the month of July we will be highlighting community gardens that focus on ornamental plants as part of Botanical Month.


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