Join clinical herbalist, Richard Mandelbaum, for an evening exploring the powerful and deep medicines of the ginseng family plants and our most prominent mushroom remedies. There are several species of ginseng and while they do have many things in common they also have individual medicinal attributes that when correctly applied can create more dramatic shifts in energy and vitality. Learn the differences between American, Chinese, and Siberian ginseng and their clinical applications, with a briefer discussion of some other members of the ginseng family such as Devil's Club and tienchi ginseng. Richard will then share his expertise of mushroom medicines and paint a portrait of several of the more prominent ones including reishi, Cordyceps, chaga, and turkey tail, including their individual characteristics, specific indications, preparation, and dosage.
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Richard Mandelbaum RH is a clinical herbalist with a private practice in Sullivan County NY, occasionally seeing clients in New York City as well. In addition to seeing clients he teaches classes in clinical herbal medicine, medicine making, and field botany, wild edible plants and mushrooms. He is a founding partner, director, and teacher at the ArborVitae School of Traditional Herbalism in New York City, and is also on the faculty at David Winston’s Center for Herbal Studies in Washington, NJ, and the Tristate College of Acupuncture in NYC.
Richard has been an avid student of our native flora for over twenty five years. He has been practicing as an herbalist since 1997, blending use of our native medicinal plants with Chinese and Western herbal traditions. He is a graduate of David Winston’s School of Herbal Therapeutics in New Jersey as well as having studied at Rosemary Gladstar’s Sage Mountain Retreat Center in Vermont, and in New York City with herbalist William LeSassier. He has been a professional member of the American Herbalists Guild since 2003, and served