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Intro to Herbalism: Herbal First Aid with Alex Klein - Free Event

  • Cambridge Naturals in Brighton 92 Guest Street Brighton, MA, 02135 United States (map)

Back when most people still lived in nature, plants were always the first option in any First Aid situation. And even now that we are out of the woods, some of our best remedies still come straight from field and forest. This class is designed to introduce students to the basics of using plants as medicine through the lens of First Aid scenarios like burns and wounds, immunity support, injuries, and digestive troubles. We will focus on common herbs you can find in the grocery store, in your backyard, or in the nearest woods. Learning to use herbs as a first response to injury and discomfort is an empowering tool of self-sufficiency; it could end up saving you time and money in the long run!

The class will be held at our Brigton shop. Space if limited, so please only sign up if you plan on coming. Of course, things come up, so just let us know if something comes up and you can no longer attend!

All attendees will receive a 15% off coupon to shop at our store! We do validate parking for the parking garage directly behind our store - starting at 5pm. There is also street parking around the area. Any questions, please email -

I'm Alex Klein, intermediary between people and plants. I run a humble herbal medicine practice based in Allston, where I work out of an apothecary almost entirely gathered from wild plants or grown in my garden. My goal as an herbalist is to enable my clients to make healthcare choices on their own terms and educate them on how to use herbs to feel better. I trained as an apprentice under 7Song at the Northeast School of Botanical Medicine, as an herbal First Aid-er at various wilderness gatherings and as a foot care worker at the Asheville Street Feet Clinic in North Carolina. Along the way, I have wildcrafted and botanized up and down the East Coast getting to know our local flora and their many medicinal and edible uses, both current and historic. Since returning home to Boston in 2020, I have been leading classes and workshops on herbal medicine, wild food, invasive species and local ecology, and all sorts of other plant based topics. To get to know a little more about what I do, check out my website: