The Use of Sacred Plants in Cosmetic Medicine

The Use of Sacred Plants in Cosmetic Medicine

Theoretical and practical seminar by Dr. Vera Froés, divided into 2 independent courses: 

en los módulos independientes:

1 – Healing use of medicinal and sacred plants, 7th to 8th June.

2 – Natural phytocosmetics and the Eternal Feminine, 9th to 10th June.


Traditional use of medicinal plants
Live pharmacy: 30 species for health maintenance
Phytotherapy as a health practice that stimulates the body’s natural defenses
Unconventional food plants
Active ingredients: tannin, essential oils, alkaloids and mucilage
Acknowledgment of 30 live pharmacy species
Active principles
Therapeutic substances
Uses, dosage and preparation
Extracts, syrups and ointments
Uso tradicional de las plantas medicinales.


Medicinal plants of the Sacred Feminine
Traditional medicine of Amerindia
Cultivating a medicinal garden
Popular and scientific knowledge of plants
Preparing a home pharmacy
Medicinal herbs for gestation (before, during and after)
Relationships between midwives and shamans
Female plants: phytohormones and menopause


Phytocosmetics is a branch of phytotherapy dedicated to the care of a body’s beauty. Phytocosmetics applies the healing power of plants to the care of hair, skin as well as general health. For example, those with acidic blood desiring beautiful skin have at their disposal phytocosmetic tools to alkalise it.

Preventive herbal medicine: chlorophyll juices
Rejuvenating plants
Hair and skin care
Preparation of masks, oils, creams, colognes and shampoos
Antioxidant plants


Algunas de las plantas que utilizaremos

artichoke horse hair
rosemary centella asiatica
lavender ayahuasca, caapi, yajé
yellow rosemary alpinia zerumbet
rue herb comfrey
artemesia chicory, lion’s tooth
aloe, aloe vera cordia verbenacea
agave lippia alba
octopus plant maytenus ilicifolia
burdock fennel
coleus forskohlii guaco
gold button, caléndula mint
chamomile yerba buena
citronella field mint
nasturtium mallow
thistle basil
yarrow patchouli
orégano chanca piedra
psychotria viridis melissa
sage plantain

Taught by Vera Froés

Vera Froés is a historian and researcher of medicinal plants, with a depth of experience in Amazon indigenous communities. A specialist in ethnobotany at the National Botany Research Institute in India. Graduate of management and phytomedicines at the Oswald Cruz Foundation (“Firocruz”), Vice President of the Institute for Cultural and Environmental Studies (ICEAM) and creator of the natural products brand, Viridis.

Has lived with natives and plant extractors in the Amazon for 10 years, where she investigated the magical, ritual and medicinal use of plants. She was the director of the “House of Culture of Boca de Acre” in the Amazon, doing research with the endemic medicinal flora of the region. She is the author of 2 books: Santo Daime: Amazonian Culture, which won the Suframa Prize for History and Vegetable Alchemy: How to Make your Home your Pharmacy. She is the main researcher in Brazil for the project, “Comparative ethnobotanical study between the Amazon and India”. She is vice-president of the Institute for Amazonian Culture at ICEAM.

Currently resides in Rio de Janeiro where she teaches a course on the recognition, research and use of medicinal plants. In the course, she links traditional knowledge with scientific research, considering the chemical and alchemical aspects of the plant kingdom.

She is a member of the “Redes Fito” of the Farminguinhos Foundation. She has specialised in the management and innovation of biodiverse phytomedications at Firocruz in Rio de Janeiro since 2017.

Her mottos is: Planting knowledge. Preserving nature. Sowing health.

ICEAM is a nonprofit organization founded in 1991 and aimed at the study and development of sustainable socio-environmental actions, through the revitalization of traditional knowledge and biodiversity.

She is a historian at the Federal University of Acre, with a specialization in ethnobotany from the National Botanical Research Institute of Lucknow in India.

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