Learn about, Find and Pick Healing Herbs in Bali
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Come join us to:
- Familiarize your self with a wide range of native plants and herbs
- Learn to make identifications by sight, smell and taste
- Gain Insight into the techniques and practices of traditional and contemporary Balinese herbal healing
- Explore various methods for diagnosing and treating common ailments
- Learn how you can interpret various plants effects for individual constitution
- Be Introduced to the plants that are used for first aid, emergencies and the treatment of chronic illnesses
Balinese people have maintained our ancient relationship to the natural world. It is an integral part of our life and culture. For centuries Balinese have used a wide range of native plants & herbs for therapeutic, medicinal & health enhancing purposes. This herb walk is a unique opportunity to explore the prolific plant life that flourishes here.
The herb walk takes about 3 hours, including time spent at an organic restaurant. In addition to discovering herbs that grow along the edges of the sawahs, you learn of the methods the farmers use to cultivate rice. Although it doesn’t seem obvious how ownership of the sawash is established, narrow irrigation channels and different ground levels apparently delineate who owns what patch of land. Lilir believes it is crucial for young people to spend time working in the rice fields to get a feel for their land and to learn how they are connected to it. Unfortunately, many are reluctant to embrace the old ways when new technology beckons. Similarly, when it comes to treatment of ailments, most young people seek cures through modern medicines, eschewing traditional methods. Come learn the traditional way with us.
- Please book at least one day in advance
- What you need to bring:
- Comfortable foot wear with non-slip soles that can get wet and muddy are advisable, as well as a hat and sun block a camera and lots of film
This was a great experience. Walking through the rice field in the middle of Ubud was amazing. You would never know that this exists! We enjoyed walking around and learning about the plants, flowers, herbs, and Balinese culture from Westi.