Master apothecaries memorize thousands of plants to distinguish what herbs have healing benefits and which are just earth's hair. Separate the salves from the stubble with today's Groupon to Goldthread Herbal Apothecary in Florence.
$12 for a two-hour class (a $25 value)
$20 for two two-hour classes (a $50 value)
Instructors guide classes of 10–15 students through themes that rotate every month. In January, leaf drinkers can learn about the many holistic applications of green tea as well as tea blends and recipes that can be used to enhance energy levels, digestion, and the ability to talk to plants. Essential oils saturate the syllabus in February as students find out about how scents can deepen relaxation and treat anxiety in all ages.
Goldthread Herbal Apothecary
The herbal-medicine experts at Goldthread Herbal Apothecary empower customers to attain wellness with fresh herbs and elixirs. Grown on Goldthread's own organic farm, concoctions are composed of ingredients planted according to strict sustainable standards that preserve the surrounding environment. In the bright, spacious store, customers browse a wide selection of natural remedies, from tea blended to relieve allergies and seasonal illness to honey infused with herbs and other flavors. Experts share secrets of herbal and alternative medicine in classes and workshops that teach students how to naturally boost energy levels and pick locks with leaves of aloe vera. In-house acupuncturists and medicine professionals consult with clients interested in holistic treatments.