Joanna Helms, RH (AHG), a 6th generation Floridian with a B.A. in Communicative Disorders, has been in clinical herbal practice for 16 years, and is the founder of Mama Jo’s Sunshine Herbals in Indian Harbour Beach, Florida. Mama Jo’s is a unique, family-run community retail herb store and professional dispensary offering a wide variety of bulk herbs, over 200 hand-made herbal products, essential oils, supplies, and custom formulations.
Joanna has authored and teaches a Fundamentals of Herbalism course annually, and presents workshops and lectures throughout east central Florida. She is also a co-founder of the Herbal Wisdom Society—a local herb club. Joanna incorporates Traditional Herbalism: Western, Chinese, Native American, Ayurveda and Unani Tibb therapies into her practice and teachings. Her GMP (Good manufacturing practices) -compliant dispensary offers a variety of herbal products specifically formulated for clinical practice as an exclusive service for other health care professionals and their clients. In her spare time, Joanna enjoys gardening/nature, and is an advocate for the native flora of Florida. Learn more at Joanna’s website.
Joanna’s 2017 Florida Herbal Conference classes:
Herbal Alteratives to Support Health
This wonderful category of herbal medicine stimulates our body’s eliminatory organs to function effectively. We will review the Traditional Materia medica of alteratives and their specific application to restore natural health.
Herbs and the Cardiovascular System
Herbs historically upheld an important therapy in cardiovascular health. Where does herbal medicine fit in modern approaches? This discussion will cover herbal cardiac tonics, and other indicated herbal actions.