Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Rosemary Distillation at ACHS on June 17

You’re invited!

Ever wondered where essential oil comes from? Here’s your opportunity to learn more about the distillation process first-hand. Starting at 10 am on Wednesday, June 17, ACHS President Dorene Petersen will harvest rosemary fresh from the ACHS Botanical Teaching Garden, and will then lead a public distillation.

Come to participate or just come to watch… But be sure to bring a friend. This distillation workshop is open to the community. 10 am-1 pm. American College of Healthcare Sciences, 5940 SW Hood Ave., John’s Landing, Portland. For information, call ACHS at (503) 244-0726.

Did you know…

Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis is a needle-like evergreen native to the Mediterranean. It is well known for its camphor-like scent and fresh, somewhat bitter taste. As a culinary ingredient, rosemary imparts flavor and aroma, and helps to facilitate digestion. When used topically, though, rosemary has antibacterial, antiseptic, nervine (sedative), and stimulant properties, among others.

To RSVP for upcoming ACHS community wellness events, including a U-Pick Lavender at ACHS on July 17 and a lavender distillation at Sherwood Lavender Farms on July 18, go to www.achs.edu and click on Community Wellness Classes.

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