Herbal Wellness Products, Education and Consultations
A BIT ABOUT US
Herban Artisans was formed in 2017 with the goal of blending our passion for herbal wellness and art. We create quality small batch herbal preparations, educate through community classes, offer herbal consultations and love to create art inspired by nature.
HOW TO REACH US
CURRENT COURSE OFFERINGS
Tuesdays, Jan.8-29, 5:30-7:30pm
This class is for those with a basic foundation of herbal knowledge. We will explore the history of tissue states and relation to other alternative practices of holistic assessment. Tissue states take into account the four qualities-damp, dry, heat, cold- and two tensions-stimulation and relaxation- within and individuals constitution. We will discuss the six tissue states as well as excesses and deficiencies that may accompany each. We will explore balancing and supporting optimal function for each state with corresponding plants.
Organ Systems 2
March: dates and times to be announced
In this course we will explore the functions and common ailments of organ systems including heart and circulatory, muscular-skeletal, skin and a brief look at the female reproductive system. We will practice formulating herbal suggestions and out of class for conditions relating to these organ systems.
HOLISTIC ASSESSMENTS FOR OPTIMAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS
An herbal consultation takes into account everything that makes you unique. Each of our bodies has traveled different paths impacting our physical, mental and spiritual selves. During an herbal consultation we will fill out intake forms together discussing your health concerns and goals, health history, any past trauma, lifestyle, look for organ system excesses or deficiencies, tissue states and begin to comb out some possible plant suggestions. One thing to remember is this: an herbalist is not a doctor. Herbalists cannot diagnose or prescribe. Your friendly herbalist can however make suggestions of plants (teas, tinctures, topical apllications etc.) to help your body find balance and return to it's optimal state of function.
Consultations with Shannon include:
60-90 minute face to face initial consultation to discuss your concerns and goals
30 -45 minute follow up in person, via phone or email- your choice- to review your personalized herbal suggestions.
Cost $100, cash or check only. Each individual will require different herbs, it is up to you what you choose to try - suggestions usually average $30-40 of herbal products.
If you cannot afford the cost of the consultations please contact me in advance to discuss possible payment or trade options. I strongly beleive in accessible care for everyone!
to schedule a consultation please contact Shannon at
Shannon Renne is a clinical herbalist with 5 years of formal education in plant medicine. She enjoys a challenge working with acute or chronic illnesses, and is comfortable working with most prescriptions.
RURAL HEALTH HERBAL INITIATIVE
ACCESSING AFFORDABLE, COMPASSIONATE HERBAL SOLUTIONS
WHAT IS HERBALISM
Herbalism is the practice of holistically addressing an individuals physical, mental and spiritual health treating imbalance with plant gifts of food, medicine and healing energy. Medicinal herbs are most frequently prepared as teas, tinctures (alcohol or glycerin solutions that extract plants healing constituents) or topical applications. Medicine can be made from many plants we have in our pantries, gardens or growing in our back yards thus making it a more affordable health option. Herbs can be used to treat acute and chronic conditions and encourage optimal function. The practice of herbalism is an ancient art still relied upon as the primary source of health care by 75% of the world's population (American Botanical Council). Plants contain balancing properties within themselves and our bodies resulting in fewer side effects. They are living medicine! Herbalism is generally safe when practiced with intent and knowledge.
WHY CHOOSE HERBS?
In our current system affordable and compassionate health care solutions are not accessible to everyone. Paying insurance premiums, co-pays and prescription costs are things many of us cannot afford. I believe that access to health care is a human right, that poverty is innately violent, discriminating the less financially fortunate from receiving the services, goods and information required to care for ourselves. Herbalism offers an affordable, safe alternative. Being a part of your own healing journey, learning and experiencing the impact of plant medicine can be an empowering experience. Plants are our allies. They are here to help us.
WHEN, WHERE AND HOW?
Clark and Jackson Counties
Growing up in rural WI I feel a strong connection to this part of the state and it's people. I would like to offer reduced rate/sliding scale herbal consultations and teach herbal education courses to anyone with interest or curiosity about herbal medicine. I am currently looking for contacts or any individuals interested in helping find space for class and consults or those interested in helping make this project happen. Contact Shannon at for any inquiries, ideas or more information. I will keep this section up to date with any developments!
YOU CAN FIND OUR PRODUCTS AT THE MADISON GREENHOUSE STORE IN 2019!
MADISON GREENHOUSE STORE 1354 WILLIAMSON ST. MADISON, WI 53703
Herban Artisans creates small, high quality, handcrafted batches of herbal products for you and your family. We offer salves, tea, smudges and aromatherapy creations. if there is a product you would like to see in the store or have created just for you contact us at herbanartisans.com.