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Sallie Dixon

Guest Teacher

Sallie Dixon is a practicing Herbalist who loves teaching and helping individuals safeguard and improve their health through herbs and diet.

She writes:

"I live surrounded by woods and woodland animals in Gadsden County near Havana. My companions at home are horses, dogs and cats along with the wild and half wild plants that chose to share space with me.

I began my journey of working with plants to support health and healing in 2008 after an illness called her to them. After finding the East West School of Planetary Herbology with a recommendation from my acupuncturist, I completed their Professional Herbalist program. My studies centered on the traditional use of plants in various cultures including Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda as well as more recent Western methods. As a lifelong learner, I continue to supplement my original studies with the plants themselves and through conferences, symposiums, workshops and webinars with a wide variety of herbalists.

I am a faculty member with the East West School of Planetary Herbology and Herb-Whisperer. My teaching focus is ensuring students have a solid foundation in the principles and applications of the energetic systems that will be used throughout their studies. I am a member of the American Herbalist Guild, the American Botanical Council, United Plant Savers, and Herbalists Without Borders.

In a time not so long ago, all of our medicine came directly from plants, and every home or village had a person knowledgeable in their use. One of my passions is helping people reconnect with that knowledge through small classes and personal sessions. My approach when working directly with individuals is to aid each person in identifying their personal emotional and physical needs to match them with the specific herbs and foods most beneficial for them. One of my current projects is developing a Food Advocacy education program for use in underserved neighborhoods."

Learn from Sallie at the Florida Herbal Conference:

  • Bitter! What is it Good For? Bitter is one of the most valuable tastes. And possibly one of the most underappreciated. Many people know of the use of bitter spring greens for detoxifying or of the use of a bitter formula to aid digestion. We will cover those uses as well as explore the wider applications of herbs with a bitter taste, from dietary to antiviral and antibacterial to reducing inflammation both internally and for injuries. We'll cover specific herbs for each application.

Follow Sallie at this link.