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Herbs from your Kitchen to Enhance Immunity

Herbs from your Kitchen to Enhance Immunity Online

Learn about herbs in your kitchen or garden that you can include in your daily recipes to enhance immunity and boost your health. 

Join this virtual program and make a refreshing herbal sun tea with fresh ginger and basil and a delicious arugula / herbal pesto.


To find out more about other Boulder Public Library activities for youth, teens and adults, visit https://boulderlibrary.org/summer. Generously sponsored by the Boulder Library Foundation.

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Monday, Jun 22 2020
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Time Zone:
Mountain Time - US & Canada (change)
  Adult     Teen  
  Classes & Activities     Seed to Table     Summer of Discovery  
This is an online event. Event URL: https://youtu.be/4BqJQYDBOaY

Ingredient Glossary:

Fresh Ginger:  warming and increases circulation, decongestant.

Fresh Basil – Ocimum basilicum - vitamins A and C

Garlic – Allium sativum – contains selenium, iodine and amino acids – powerful remedy to keep you healthy and good for heart/circulation.

Arugula – rich in chlorophyll, digestive and detoxifying

Walnuts – high in Essential Fatty Acids and anti-oxidants

Olive Oil – high in anti-oxidants and healthy monounsaturated fats


More Herbs for Nutrition and Immune Health:

Parsley – Petroselinum crispum - vitamins C, K and A

Nettles – Urtica dioca – high in chlorophyll, vitamin C and iron

Hibiscus – Hibiscus rosa-sinenesis – high in Vitamin C and delicious served cold

Lemon Balm – Melissa officinalis – tonic for the heart and nervous system

Seaweeds – rich in trace minerals, high in calcium and vitamins.

Dandelion Greens – Taraxacum officinalis - calcium, iron, fiber, Vitamins A, E and K, and powerful antioxidants including beta Carotene and lutein

Shitaake Mushrooms – fiber, B vitamins and immune boosting properties

Mint – Mentha piperita - high in flavonoids and essential oil – great for digestion

Flax Seeds – lignans, fiber and Omega 3 Fatty acids – easy to add to food!

Pumpkin Seeds – high in zinc

Chili – Capsicum spp. - excellent antioxidant, good for circulation, accelerates oxygenation of cells

Source: Helen Joffe, instructor