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Real Herbalism Radio is the weekly podcast created by The Practical Herbalist team to dish up the saucy bits of the herb world in a format that's easy to listen to on the go or relaxing at home. Your hosts, Sue and Candace, offer you their insights into the world of herbs along with a variety of easy, practical ideas for making herbalism a part of your daily life. They'll help you understand some of the complex and often perplexing aspects of herbalism, decode the language of herbalists, and ...
 
My name is Sandy, and I received my formal Herbalist training at the Herbal Academy of New England, even though I had already been studying Herbs and Alternative Medicine for many, many years. Where most people read books, I spend my time studying Medical Research Papers! LOL. I want to share with you Herbal Remedies for many popular ailments and diseases, in the hope that this information will help someone. I also share my own Personal Experiences with these Herbal Remedies.
 
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This week’s herbs are orange peel & cinnamon. Each one has multiple varieties: sweet orange, bitter orange, cassia cinnamon, “true” cinnamon, etc. Citrus x aurantium and C. x sinensis are the bitter and sweet orange, respectively. Not just an excellent flavoring agent (although that counts for a lot!), citrus peel makes a nice gentle digestive bitt…
 
Candace and Patrick reflected on their chat with Dawn Laska-Tommerdahl last week. They shared how she's influenced their use of incense to heal through the years and encouraged them to experiment. Patrick shared his top tip for becoming a Real Terrific Herbalist. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Happy new year! We’re continuing our Herbs A-Z series in 2022, starting off strong with gotu kola & chicory. These widespread herbs both have long histories & active presents of medicinal application. Centella asiatica, known best as gotu kola, is today mostly thought of as a neuroprotective or even “nootropic” herb. It does indeed protect the nerv…
 
The intersection between The Plants and modern medicine is both practical and spiritual. The Plants know how to manifest the spiritual in powerful and deeply healing ways. Today, we're talking with Dawn Lacska-Tommerdahl, RN, Master Herbalist, Registered Herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild (RH, AHG), and owner of Dawn's Enchanted Garden abo…
 
Candace and Patrick talked their Solstice Plans and how the conversation with Deatra and Adam last week reflected in our current world, including challenges we've all faced and walking the line between Spirit and Physical healing. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
This week we highlight two herbs who are close to our hearts. Heather is a plant we both met together and have come to appreciate each in our own way. Centaury was “Ryn’s first herb” in many ways and made a huge impact on his digestive health when he was originally learning herbalism from Katja. Both are friends we turn to frequently! Calluna vulga…
 
As modern herbalists, we often focus on the healing properties of The Plants...and we've narrowed our definition of Healing to mainly the physicality of life. That's not how it always was. Before, The Plants let us see healing in a much Bigger way. Today, we're talking with Deatra Cohen and Adam Siegel, authors of Ashkenazi Herbalism: Rediscovering…
 
This week’s herbs are fluid-movers, with drying and tonifying effects. They’re both excellent topical remedies which can also be helpful when taken internally. We prefer water or alcohol extracts of them in most cases, but birch makes a decent infused oil and calendula is excellent in oil. Betula spp. are birch trees – all the different kinds are s…
 
Candace and Patrick reflected on their conversation with Rhea last week. Patrick had lots to say about growing older and the differences he notices between his own generation and the Millenials. Candace suggested he's really an old man. They discussed the changes that the pandemic have created for so many of us and how the plants can help us find o…
 
At some point in our lives, we all find ourselves facing a Crossroads. When life leads you into the place of change and big decision, it's good to know you have a few herbal allies who will help you find your way forward. Today, we're talking with Rhea Humann, certified Herbalist and Health Coach and owner of The Persistent Pestle Apothecary and Te…
 
Candace and Patrick loved talking with Leslie Shalduha last week. They talked about their own challenges in getting started with herbalism back-in-the-day. They shared a story or two of some of their early efforts and what it took to overcome the old patterning. They finished off with an answer to an Herbal 101 question from Valerie about measuring…
 
This week’s herbs from our apothecary shelf are shatavari and astragalus! These are a couple of slow-acting herbs for long-term work. Their restorative properties take some time for full effect, but they’re worth building the habit. We prefer to prepare both of these as decoctions. Asparagus racemosus, called shatavari, is an Ayurvedic herb with co…
 
Are you an armchair herbalist? Loads of well-worn herbal books on your shelf and romantic ideas about herbs as a lifestyle with a strange block to actually adopting the herbal practice. That is a clear sign you are. Today, we're talking with Leslie Shalduha, practicing herbalist at Sassy Llama Apothecary, makers of simple everyday herbal products, …
 
This week we have two more herbs from our shelf – rooibos & pleurisy root! We’re working our way along the shelves and giving every plant a bit of attention, to explore the variety of helpful herbs that exist. It’s easy to get stuck in a rut, so we’re giving everyone an equal shot. Asclepias tuberosa is known as pleurisy root, and also butterfly we…
 
Candace and Patrick talked about Wildcrafting this week. Patrick shared his disappointment at the shattering of his romantic idea of how Anna Rosa does it...and considered the reasons why his fantasy and her reality aren't quilt the same. Candace answered an Herbal 101 question on herbs for neuropathy. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out …
 
Here we go with some more of the herbs on our apothecary shelves! This week our spotlight is on uva ursi & mugwort. Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, known as bearberry, uva ursi, or kinnikinnick, is a very astringent herb. It can knit wounds together, combat infections, and squeeze stuck fluids out of tissues. When we drink it it has a lot of action on the…
 
When herbalists think of skin, we often jump straight to trauma-medicine. We think of herbs to heal burns and cuts and rashes...but what about preventing problems and creating glowing, healthy skin? Today, we're talking with Anna Rosa, Medical Herbalist and founder of Anna Rosa Skincare about the power and beauty of Icelandic Herbal Skincare. See a…
 
We’re turning our attention to all the herbs we keep on the shelves in our apothecary, two at a time, in this ongoing series. (Check out the podcast stream for previous episodes!) We know that we tend to focus on a small group of favorite herbs, and we’re trying to make sure we don’t neglect helpful plants out of habit. Wormwood, Artemisia absinthi…
 
Candace and Patrick talked about the importance of understanding historical uses and practices in herbalism. They reflected on the power of their conversation with Deatra Cohen and Adam Siegel last week and talked about some of the cross-currents of historical Eastern Europe in The Pale of Settlement as compared to modern herbalism in the USA. See …
 
The Plants love to show us their secrets, most especially when those secrets involve us humans. And, they love to inspire us to uncover the good, the bad, and the healing in those stories. Today, we're talking with Deatra Cohen and Adam Siegel, authors of Ashkenazi Herbalism: Rediscovering the Traditions of Eastern European Jews, about finding the …
 
As herbalism is becoming more popular, the sustainability of plants themselves needs to be a primary focus for all of us. But like all issues of environmental sustainability, it’s not just about individual decisions and habits. We must pay special attention to the activities of large corporations, because they can have much larger impacts than sing…
 
Candace and Patrick reflected on their conversation with Matthew Wood last week. They talked about how the Herbal field has changed and how different some of the challenges young herbalists face today are from those Matthew and others like him faced. They also talked about changing perspectives and the benefits of seeing The Plants from many differ…
 
There are so many medicinal plants! In an effort to pay some more attention to herbs that aren’t quite our favorites, we’re profiling all of the herbs we keep on the shelves in our apothecary. (Check out the podcast stream for previous episodes!) Angelica, Angelica archangelica, is an herb who thrives in extremes. Long days or nights, hot and cold …
 
No matter where we start our journey on the Herbal Path, The Plants are guaranteed to offer us a few perspective shifts as they show us where healing is most needed. Today, we're talking with Matthew Wood, Herbalist with a Masters of Science and Herbal Medicine from the Scottish School of Herbalism accredited by the University of Wales, author of m…
 
Every herbalist has their core favorite herbs. Sometimes we lose sight of the vast array of plants we have to work with. In an effort to not neglect our less-than-favorites, we’re profiling all of the herbs on the shelves in our apothecary. (The herbs go marching two by two, hurrah hurrah!) This week our pair of herbs is two plants who are both ver…
 
Candace and Patrick talked about the future of medicine and what it takes to be healthy in today's world, all inspired by their conversation with Dawn Laska-Tommerdahl last week. The also talked about the importance of being educated and asking your healthcare providers to be educated on plant-based medicines and lifestyles and on the power of aski…
 
This week we’re continuing our review of herbs in our current apothecary, from A to Z by their botanical Latin names. We want to give all our herbs an opportunity to get in the spotlight and share their particular talents. Anise hyssop (Agastache foeniculum) is neither an anise nor a hyssop! Its flavor and digestion-warming actions may remind you o…
 
You don't know what you want to be when you grow up? Not to worry! The Plants will lead you in the right direction no matter where you've gotten your start. They have a knack for merging disparate paths. Today, we're talking with Dawn Lacska-Tommerdahl, RN, Master Herbalist, Registered Herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild (RH, AHG), and owne…
 
Hi everyone! We’re back from a brief hiatus, and kicking off a new series on our podcast feed. We’re going to be profiling every one of the herbs on the shelves in our home apothecary. Why? Because we definitely have our favorites, herbs we work with really frequently – and these also tend to be the herbs we talk about most on the show. So we want …
 
Candace and Patrick talk about how they're preparing for cold and flu season, reflect on the herbal home remedies KP Khalsa suggested in last week's show, and talk about how they're building immunity as the cold months draw near. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
As days grow long, we herbalists get busy in field and the kitchen preparing for the cold months ahead. What are we whipping up? Today, we're talking with K.P. Khalsa, Ayurvedic Doctor and State Licenced Nutritionist, about the Best Natural Approach to Flu and Cold Season. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Welcome to the Sacred Triquetra Natural Herbal Remedies Podcast! Today we are talking about some reasons why Herbs may not work for you. If you know of someone who might be helped by this information, please share this Podcast with them! And if you like what I'm doing here, please consider buying me a Coffee - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/sacredtri…
 
Candace and Patrick chatted about GMO seeds and whether that technology is a thing of the past...or will be soon. They ruminated on climate change and how genetic modifications may or may not have an intregal relationship. Plus, they answered an Herbal 101 question on mugwort substitutes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
The idea of saving seed has the ring of romance and old-timey nostalgia about it. For many herbalists, it's a neat idea we may or may not implement...and when we do, we're often not super thoughtful at it. Today, we're talking with Elise and Jeff Higley of Oshala Farm about the art of salving seeds for healthy, bio-regionally adapted herbal success…
 
Candace and Patrick discuss some of the challenges of re-integrating into regular life after recovering from Burnout. Challenges in changing lifestyle and attitudes were at the core of their chat. They covered a few herbs that're useful for sticking to the choices that'll help you avoid burnout again. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out i…
 
Climate change affects everyone, and that includes the plants. Medicinal herbs and food plants growing across the world are changing, moving – and sometimes, struggling or dying – as a result of the changing climate. As herbalists, and as stewards of medicinal plants, we need to recognize these shifts and respond in ways that will help protect & su…
 
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