Chinese Tonic Herbs: How to Create Herbal Elixirs & Nutritious Snacks You Will Love – June 24


Chinese Tonic Herbs: How to Create Herbal Elixirs & Nutritious Snacks You Will Love

With Malcolm Saunders & Dr. Tanya Kelloway

Saturday June 24, 2017

1:00pm – 4:00pm



It is understood by herbal practitioners around the world that compliance is key – meaning the herbs don’t work unless you take them. But for most people taking herbs which are strange, unfamiliar and often unappealing to their palettes is a challenge. Even for TCM practitioners who are trained in their use, and who are motivated to take herbs like Reishi, Ginseng or He Shou Wu welcome an easy and delicious way to consume their daily tonic herbs.

Join Malcolm Saunders, owner of the Light Cellar, and Dr. Tanya Kelloway, a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner, to learn about the history and benefits of Chinese tonic herbs as well as the culinary techniques to making them easy to use.

During this session you will experience an ‘Elixir’ and learn about the many forms elixirs come in. You will learn you can broaden the scope of an Elixir beyond just a drink and apply the concept to many different snack & meal recipes all featuring Chinese tonic herbs. The elixirs you will taste are delicious and offer an easy, tasty, healthy practice for you and/or your clients to add into the everyday.

In this session you will learn:

  • History & principles of Chinese tonic herbalism
  • Benefits of key tonic herbs & formulas
  • The concept of enhancing a formula through whole foods
  • How you can make Chinese tonic herbs a delicious part of your everyday life

Recipes you’ll learn how to add Chinese Tonic herbs to include:

  • Warm Elixirs
  • Cold Elixirs
  • Nourishing Broths
  • Energy bars
  • Chocolate
  • Herbal Nectars

“Thanks so much for a fantastic evening. You really opened our minds to some great ways to incorporate herbs into ours and our patients lives in simple and delicious ways. Such an insightful evening. “
– Janice Brown, DTCM, R.Ac  Dean of Academics for the Canadian Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine


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