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VGCLJ April Monthly Meeting - “The Herbal Apothecary: 100 Medicinal Herbs and How to Use Them”

  • Congregation Beth Israel 9001 Towne Centre Drive San Diego, CA, 92122 United States (map)

The Herbal Apothecary: 100 Medicinal Herbs and How to Use Them

Speaker: Dr. JJ Purcell, Farmer, Herbalist, Doctor, Business Owner, and Author
Medicinal Herbs
Open to Guests

“Through good times and challenging ones my passions in life have not wavered. Connect with nature and those around you and you will always have plenty.”

Those are the words of Dr. JJ Purcell who grew up in the Midwest living in the city with her mom, and on a flower farm with her dad. Always having a close relationship with nature and the special plants around her, it was a logical step to move to the Pacific Northwest to begin her studies in herbal medicine. She graduated from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2007 with a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and Masters in Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture.

In 2005, while still in school, she opened The Herb Shoppe, which is now known as Fettle Botanic Supply & Counsel in Portland, Oregon. She has spent years formulating herbs to specifically meet her patients’ needs. She loves the nourishing effects of herbal medicine and the simplicity of nature cures. Her solo venture turned into a community supported retail business thriving in natural health and wellness.

She considers herself a country doctor who is living in the city. Family practice is her passion, treating the whole family. Dr. Pursell enjoys forming trusting relationships with the families she treats through all the different passages of life. Her goal and promise are to always help others feel the best that they can be.

Most recently, Dr. JJ Purcell wrote “The Herbal Apothecary: 100 Medicinal Herbs and How to Use Them.”