Grow­ing in health

South Waikato News - - What’s On -

The Pu­taruru, Toko­roa and Dis­tricts Herb So­ci­ety con­tin­ues to pros­per af­ter 32 years thanks to a vi­sion to share, learn and pro­mote sim­ple liv­ing through the magic of herbs.

Held on the first Sun­day of each month a va­ri­ety of pre­sen­ta­tions, demon­stra­tions, guest speak­ers and ac­tiv­i­ties are shown through­out the year.

Like minded peo­ple gather to share their culi­nary and medic­i­nal knowl­edge with a herb of the month work­shop.

Pres­i­dent Lal Mo­han said the idea be­hind the so­ci­ety is to ed­u­cate and learn how to use herbs and spices to im­prove health.

‘‘Herbs is for ev­ery­one. Tra­di­tion­ally peo­ple use to de­pend on herbs be­cause there was no doc­tors or peo­ple lived far away so they used nat­u­ral in­gre­di­ents.

‘‘We go over the his­tory and how to ap­ply it in prac­ti­cal terms. Work­shops teach how to make oint­ments, tinc­tures and have an ed­u­ca­tional side to teach peo­ple.’’

Mem­bers also get a chance to spread their wings with mys­tery trips, func­tions and swaps to name a few.

‘‘We go be­hind the scenes ex­plor­ing why it’s im­por­tant and what it does for your health.

‘‘Once you know the prop­erty of each herb you are able to utilise it prop­erly.

‘‘My pas­sion is about giv­ing back to the com­mu­nity.

‘‘I try to give back by teach­ing peo­ple about spices and herbs to heal and what it does.’’

The group meets at St Marks Hall on Bridge St from 1pm to 3.30pm.

For in­for­ma­tion con­tact Lal Mo­han on 027 772 5557 or 886 5557.

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