Learn to heal with Hawaiian plants

LIHUE — “Healing with Hawaiian Plants” is the topic of a lecture Tuesday by Sean Chun, a practitioner of Hawaiian healing arts.

Chun will discuss Hawaiian healing traditions and the power of plants as medicine. Focusing on how plants like common garden herbs, ki (ti), ‘awa (kava), ‘olena, and mamaki have been used for centuries to improve health, Chun will share his knowledge of ho‘oponono (conflict resolution), la‘au lapa‘au (healing plants) and talk about the role of prayer in Hawaiian traditions like prayer pule or chants.

The talk will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at the Kauai Community College Campus Center in Puhi.

A Kauai resident for more than two decades, Chun has trained throughout the state and leads conferences and educational retreats that incorporate his knowledge of traditional plant healing. Passing this traditional knowledge on to people with native Hawaiian ancestry and others who wish to learn about such cultural practices is a passion for Chun.

The talk is the February offering of the “Balance of Nature” lecture series, one of the many collaborations between the nonprofit National Tropical Botanical Garden and Kauai Community College.

For questions about accessibility, call Margaret Clark at 332-7324 ext. 225 at least 10 days in advance.

Info: www.ntbg.org and kauai.hawaii.edu

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