Easy Chinese Herbal Broths for Winter


Need some fresh kitchen inspiration this winter? Curious about how to use Chinese herbs in your cooking? Want to learn about potent vegetarian alternatives to bone broth? Join us and learn how you can boost immunity and stay nourished through the Winter with easy Chinese herbal broths.

In this two-hour workshop, nationally certified Chinese Herbalist and Help Your Self’s resident Acupuncturist, Aimée Derbes, will explore food as medicine using the most common Chinese herbs (Hint: Some are culinary herbs and spices you already have at home!). You’ll get to know several groups of herbs, when to use them, and how to incorporate them easily into your cooking — whether as standalone brews, or as nutrient boosting additions to Winter broths.

You’ll also help prepare and taste a few herbal decoctions — all safe for children, and pregnant or postpartum women, incredibly restorative for anyone living with long-term illness and great for all-around health and wellness.

At the end of the workshop, you’ll take home a detailed handout that includes information about each herb, recipes and cooking instructions, and where to buy more of the herbs for yourself. You’ll also receive three sachets of raw Chinese herbs to use at home!


Aimée Derbes, who serves the Help Your Self community on Wednesdays and Fridays, is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, a New York state licensed acupuncturist, and a nationally certified herbalist.

With a special interest in chronic, stubborn conditions of the body, mind, and spirit, Aimée approaches each of her patients as a whole and complex individual, and enjoys treating the full range of health conditions affecting adults of all ages and genders. Drawing from her clinical skills and experience, she then crafts a personalized treatment and plan that reflects the best way to support that individual in their healing process; treatment plans may also include herbal recommendations and suggestions for supportive lifestyle practices.

Aimée’s goal is to support each of her patients in healing and achieving their best possible health, so they have all the energy and resources to do what they are passionate about in life.

Wednesday, February 1, 7-9pm