Medicinal Lichens

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Instructors: 
Andrew Bentley
Date: 
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 8:00pm EDT
Please note webinar time is: 8 pm Eastern Time, 7 pm Central Time, 6 pm Mountain Time, 5 pm Pacific Time
 
A lichen is a single organism, consisting of fungal tissue and algal tissue working together. They contain some substances found in medicinal mushrooms like Reishi or Maitake, some substances found in algae like spirulina or chlorella, and some substances that are only found in lichens. This webinar will cover some different species of lichens, their traditional medicinal uses, and methods of preparation.
 
Bio: Andrew is a clinical herbalist practicing in Lexington, Kentucky.  For over a quarter of a century, he has served the community and generations of community members as a clinician and educator.  Bentley’s approach to herbal medicine incorporates a deep scientific understanding of plant pharmacology and human physiology with centuries-old traditions of natural, holistic healthcare.