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241.Herbal Vinegars - Herb Chat
Sep 23 • 22 min
Candace and Patrick come clean about their stash of herbal vinegars. Patrick claims innocence, but the truth is out now. They talk about their apprecation for Kami’s ideas for using Herbal Vinegars daily. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out…
240.Herbal Vinegars with Kami McBride
Sep 16 • 31 min
Herbal Vinegars are so easy to make, and make, and make! But, what do you do when you realize you have loads more than your pantry can hold? Today, we’re talking with Kami McBride, author of The Herbal Kitchen and teacher of Herbal Medicine since 1988…
239.Biodynamic Farming - Herb Chat
Sep 9 • 28 min
Candace and Patrick talk about their visit with Tony DiMaggio of Sacred Blossom Farm. They talk about trying Angel herbal tea and about the health benefits of good soil - for plants and humans alike. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out…
238.Polyculture=Quality.Biodynamic Farming with Tony DiMaggio
Sep 2 • 39 min
A decade or so ago, we saw a big push in the Herb World toward Wildcrafted herbs because they make better, stronger medicine. That push endangered many wild areas and plant populations…and it underscored the importance of looking to Mother Nature to…
237.Natural Woman - Herb Chat
Aug 26 • 24 min
Candace and Patrick talk about their visit with Leslie Korn, the recipes they tried from Natural Woman, and the wisdom of using herbs daily. They also talked about Oleander in Herbs in the News. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
236.Natural Woman with Leslie Korn
Aug 19 • 35 min
The Path of Plants takes some of us across the globe, challenging us to open up to new cultures, new medicines, and often the parts of ourselves that yearn for expression.Today, we’re talking with Leslie Korn, Doctor of Integrative Medicine for Mental…
235.Fermented Foods for Gut Health-Herb Chat
Aug 12 • 43 min
Candace and Patrick talk about the Kimchi Challenge. Patrick shares his experience and offers his tips for making your go at Kimchi a success. They answer a question about vitamin B12 for the Vegan Diet. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out…
234.Fermented Foods and Pickles for Gut Health
Aug 5 • 35 min
To Pickle or to Ferment, that is the question. For the Home Herbalist, it’s a really good one, too. One is quick and easy while the other turns food into better medicine but takes longer. Is the medicine of fermented foods really helpful?Today, Candace…
233.Walking the Southern Folk Medicine Path - Herb Chat
Jul 1 • 28 min
Candace and Patrick talk about Wildcrafting, Victory Gardens, and the real healing that comes from connection to nature. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
232.Walking the Southern Folk Medicine Path with Phyllis D. Light
Jun 24 • 63 min
Tradition plays a huge role in how we approach our health. Whether we recognize it or not, our culture guides us, providing a framework for how we encounter the plants. Bringing those pieces of culture to the surface is a healing of its own.Today, we’re…
231.Plant-Supported Partnership - Herb Chat
Jun 17 • 39 min
Today, Candace and Patrick talked unscripted about what it’s like to be in business together, the challenges of being in business and of being in partnership, and about the unrelenting nature of Entrepreneurial ship. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and…
230.Plant-Supported Partnership with Katja and Ryn
Jun 10 • 59 min
The idea of a Power Couple is really common in business and politics, but what does that look like in Herbalism? It looks like a Plant-supported Marriage between Business and Herbs, with some truly inspired benefits.Today, we’re talking with Katja and Ryn…
229.Preventing Lyme – Herb Chat
Jun 3 • 26 min
Candace and Patrick talked about their visit with Alexis Chesney. Patrick shivered all over again over the many ticks who are out there just waiting to latch on. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
228.Preventing Lyme with Alexis Chesney
May 27 • 36 min
Many of us are inspired to study Plant Medicines by our Elders. The path to Plants is often challenging and filled with opportunities.Today, we’re talking with Alexis Chesney, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine and author of Preventing Lyme and Other…
227.Wandering into Farming - Herb Chat
May 20 • 29 min
Candace and Patrick give Tiger Tea from Sacred Blossom Farm a try then talk a bit about growing good herbs, the effect of stress on plants (like gravel pile Oregano), and reflect on the Herbs in Action summit. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out…
226.Wandering into Farming with Tony DiMaggio
May 13 • 30 min
Making a difference in the world is one of the dreams so many of us set out into the world to do. As Herbalists, we often follow a sorted and sometimes colorful path to manifest that dream.Today, we’re talking with Tony DiMaggio, owner and operator of…
225.Our Herbal Kitchen - Herb Chat
May 6 • 25 min
Candace and Patrick talk about their culinary Herbal Adventures…including making Ghee using Kami McBride’s technique. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
224.The Herbal Kitchen with Kami McBride
Apr 29 • 36 min
The Path into Herbalism isn’t always an easy one. Sometimes, we’ve got to face mighty challenges. Often, it’s exactly those challenge that propel us into the next level.Today, we’re talking with Kami McBride, author of The Herbal Kitchen and teacher of…
223.Finding an Herbal Business Path - Herb Chat
Apr 22 • 26 min
Candace and Patrick talk about their visit with Yolanda, the Herbal Entrepreneur Conference, and being in business online as an herbalist. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
222.Finding an Herbal Business Path with Yolanda Joy
Apr 15 • 38 min
Place is hugely important to plants. The environment a plant’s rooted in influences how it grows. So, too, it is with Herbalists. We often begin life and our professional life with one idea of what we’ll do…Then the Plants sprout new ideas and we’re…
221.Full Immersion Healing - Herb Chat
Apr 8 • 34 min
Candace and Patrick talked about Full Immersion Healing and Thomas Easley’s vision for creating space for Deep Healing from an Herbalist’s perspective. They talked a bit about applying those ideas at home and shared some tips for supporting the changes…
220.Full Immersion Healing with Thomas Easley
Apr 1 • 35 min
Many of us have heard of Herb Camps and Herbal Retreats, but rarely do we connect those to the Old European concept of the Convalescent Health Retreat or the Indian practice of Ayurvedic Panchakarma therapy.Today, we’re talking with Thomas Easley,…
219.Three Kingdoms Healing - Herb Chat
Mar 25 • 23 min
Candace and Patrick talk about applying Maia’s teachings to life - woo-woo and practical application. And…Candace sings! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
218.Three Kingdoms Healing with Maia Toll
Mar 18 • 36 min
Healing with Plant Medicine is Deep and Expansive…and it extends beyond the Plant Kingdom. Traditional Western Medicine has long recognized three primary kingdoms: Animal, Vegetable, and Mineral.Today, we’re talking with Maia Toll, Author of The…
217.What to Expect from Your Herbalist-Herb Chat
Mar 11 • 26 min
Candace and Patrick discuss what to bring with you to your first consultation with an Herbalist and when seeing an Herbalist really makes sense. They also talk a little about Coronavirus and practicalities in seeking healthcare. See acast.com/privacy for…
216.What to Expect from Your Herbalist with Sajah Popham
Mar 4 • 39 min
When you go to see an herbalist, what should you expect?That is an excellent question, one that comes from a rather broad and changing sort of answer.Today, we’re talking with Sajah Popham, author of Evolutionary Medicine and co-founder of the School of…
215.Bee Gardening and Cloves-Herb Chat
Feb 26 • 27 min
Candace and Patrick talked about their gardening plans, including ideas for supporting the bees in their neighborhood, and about Cloves in the News. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
214.Bee Gardening with Dawn Combs
Feb 19 • 50 min
If you’ve ever bought a seed packet marked “pollinator friendly,” you’ve started on the path to becoming a Good Neighbor to your local bees. That’s just the first step, though.Today we are talking with Dawn Combs author of Sweet Remedies: Healing Herbal…
213.Aromatherapy Tips and Herbal 101-Herb Chat
Feb 12 • 22 min
Candace and Patrick talk about Jessica Baker, Aromatherapy, and share their tips choosing the best Diffuser or Nebulizer then maintaining it right. They answer an Herbal 101 question on making Glycerites with Bitter Herbs. See acast.com/privacy for…
212.Aromatherapy Formulation with Jessica Baker, LAc
Feb 5 • 32 min
Aromatherapy is the practice of using scent to heal a multitude of conditions. For herbalists, the scent of plants, like the scent of a place, anchors deep healing.Today, we’re talking with Jessica Baker, Licensed Acupuncturist, Herbalist, and Author of…
211.Trauma Detox Herbs, Emotional Healing - Herb Chat
Feb 4 • 30 min
What is Wholistic care and do we really need Mental Health care? After talking with Justin Ehrlich, LAc, last week about the power of plant medicine to heal the physical through emotional and vice versa, we thought more deeply about using plants to…
210.Emotional and Spiritual Transformation with Justin Ehrlich LAc
Jan 23 • 27 min
Plants offer us a wealth of healing. Emotional, Physical, and Spiritual Transformation resides in so many of our herbal allies. We can tap into many levels of healing for ourselves and our clients, family, and friends…so long as we open to the…
209. Herbs You Should Know - Herb Chat
Jan 15 • 29 min
Last week’s conversation with Jimmy Betts inspired us to look at first aid at home – cold and flu care and the herbs we used this Holiday season to fend off illness as it rampaged through the family. Candace answered an Herbalism 101 question on Willow…
208.Best Herbs for Disaster with Jimmy Betts
Jan 8 • 44 min
208.Best Herbs for Disaster with Jimmy BettsHerbal Activists and Preppers alike will tell you, knowledge of the plant world is powerful. No matter where you call home, you can be sure there are at least five practical and powerful plants you should…
207 Maia Toll Reflections Setting Heart Centered Goals Herb Chat
Jan 1 • 30 min
We’re kicking off a year of Transformation by Reflecting on our conversation with Maia Toll, author of The Illustrated Herbiary and The Illustrated Bestiary, and by setting Heart-Centered goals and letting Life steer us in the right direction. See…
206 - Magic of Plant Medicine with Maia Toll
Dec 3, 2019 • 59 min
The Magic of Plant Medicine is that it helps us dive deep, sour high, and generally figure ourselves out one way or another. Sometimes, the path can look like a global hike through wilderness and deep urban living that opens us to new adventures and ways…
205 - Evolutionary Herbalism with Sajah Popham
Nov 19, 2019 • 49 min
So many of us set off as young adults hoping to change the world. We choose a path, like modern medicine and then life begins offering up course-correcting moments to jog us onto the path of herbal medicine, for the heart and soul. Today, we’re talking…
204 - Talking Bees and Herbalism with Dawn Combs
Nov 5, 2019 • 54 min
The beauty of herbal study is in the way it cross pollinates our lives leading us into new directions helping us heal sometimes the healing reaches beyond humans and plants into the animal or in this case the insect kingdom. Today we are talking with Dawn…
203: Medicinal Cannabis with Andy Harpole of EVG
Oct 29, 2019 • 39 min
There is more to pot than recreational marijuana enthusiasts know. Andy Harpole, the CEO of Emerald Valley Growers, started his business in 2015, the year that Oregon made cannabis legal. The newest research is telling us that CBD and THC aren’t the only…
202 Herbal Harvest Prep for Winter with Nicole Telkes
Oct 22, 2019 • 43 min
During these lazy, hazy days of summer (and fall) when temperatures are rising, the last thing most of us are thinking about is winter’s chilly grip…unless, of course, you are an herbalist! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
201 - Sharing Herbal Medicine – Jamie Scepkowski
Sep 30, 2019 • 23 min
We herbal healers learn our lessons from the plants and we depend on ther medicine and wisdom to guide us as we do their work in the world. This relationship is more than a sacred contract. It’s a practical and real way to be the change we wish to see in…
200 Change in the Air
Sep 12, 2019 • 38 min
It’s hard to believe that we are broadcasting our 200th podcast show. It’s been a wild ride and it is about to get wilder. Patrick, Candace and Sue are mixing things up again on Real Herbalism Radio and the Herbal Nerd Society club. Even when change is…
199 Herb Lab Lung Health
Sep 4, 2019 • 32 min
Plants help our planet breathe by making oxygen just as they heal us to help us breath. Last week we chatted with Clinical herbalist Maria Noël Groves, author of Body into Balance: An Herbal Guide to Holistic Self-Care and Grow your Own Herbal Remedies…
198 - Lung Health with Maria Noël Groves
Aug 28, 2019 • 41 min
Whether it’s allergy season, fire season or cold and flu season, we herbalists love to draw on the healing power of plants to soothe, heal and balance our respiratory systems. Today, we’re talking with Clinical herbalist Maria Noël Groves, author of Body…
197 Herb LabHerbalist on the Front Lines of Activism
Aug 21, 2019 • 34 min
Last week, we had a special guest: Jimmy Betts, herbalist, activist,adventurer, solidarity and disaster medicine specialist. He spoke about blending herbal healing with social activism. We know that as important as activism is for a healthy democracy, it…
196 TCM Herbalist on the Front Lines of Activism
Aug 14, 2019 • 49 min
America’s Heartland may not be the first place in North America one might expect to find Traditional Chinese Medicine rooted yet the Midwest has offered the perfect environment to grow powerful and deeply healing practitioners. Today, we’re talking with…
195 Summer Vacation Herbalism
Aug 7, 2019 • 48 min
Sue, Patrick and Candace are back from their summer vacation and have learned even more about herbs. Their gardens are in full flower. The rivers are beckoning. Herbs are getting tucked into jars and dehydrators. It’s a great time to make and use herbal…
194 - Medical Marijuana Q and A with Dr. Rachna Patel
Jul 3, 2019 • 31 min
Our podcast listeners sent in their questions about medical marijuana and CBD. We were able to bring Dr. Rachna Patel, doctor of osteopathy and author of the new book, CBD Oil Solution –Treat Chronic Pain, Anxiety, Insomnia, and More-without the High back…
193 Herb Lab Grow Your Own Herbal Remedies
Jun 26, 2019 • 36 min
Our conversation with Maria Noël Groves, author of Body into Balance: An Herbal Guide to Holistic Self-Care and Grow your Own Herbal Remediesabout herbal gardening was inspiring. Sue, Candace and Patrick work through their own herbal gardening projects…
192 Grow Your Own Herbal Remedies with Maria Noël Groves
Jun 19, 2019 • 50 min
Early summer is absolute heaven for most herbalists. We get to head out into the field to start foraging. Even better – we get to garden. Today, we’re talking with Clinical herbalist Maria Noël Groves, author of Body into Balance: An Herbal Guide to…
191 Herb Lab Berberine for Better Health
Jun 11, 2019 • 41 min
In the plant world, we tend to focus on whole plaLast week, Yaakov Levine, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Nutritional Health Coach explained the importance of berberine; one of the vital constituents in bitter herbs like Oregon grape and goldenseal.…
190: Berberine for Better Health With Yaakov Levine
Jun 4, 2019 • 58 min
In the plant world, we tend to focus on whole plant medicine almost exclusively. A subset of herbal practitioners, however, have been drawing on the tools of our nutrition specialist counterparts for more targeted, natural healing and prevention. Today,…
189 Herb Lab Medical Marijuana - CBD
May 31, 2019 • 42 min
Legalization of medical marijuana opened the door for safe pain control just as the opioid crisis swooped in. For patients with chronic pain issues, people like Dr. Rachna Patel, doctor of osteopathy and author of the new book, CBD Oil Solution –Treat…
188 Medical Marijuana with Dr. Rachna Patel
May 25, 2019 • 52 min
“Use your work to do good in the world.” That was the inspiration that guided at least one plant expert to walk the path of medical marijuana. Today, we’re talking with Dr. Rachna Patel, doctor of osteopathy and author of the new book, CBD Oil Solution…
187Herb Lab Psychological Connections to Plants
May 20, 2019 • 41 min
The interview with Plant Songs author Jessica Baker, brought up a lot of memories for both Sue and Candace. They share how key plants have inspired connection to family members while inspiring personal change. This relationship has opened the door for…
186 Learning to Hear the Songs of the Herbs with Jessica Baker
May 8, 2019 • 46 min
The practice of herbalism is often a deeply personal one. As we heal others, we heal ourselves and the plants rejoice. Today, we’re talking with Jessica Baker, licensed acupuncturist, herbalist and author of Plant Songs about connecting with plants as…
185 Herb Lab Wildcrafting with Candace and Sue
May 8, 2019 • 35 min
Spring is in full bloom the Practical Herbalist neck of the woods. Last week’s conversation with Christina Sanchez, founder of Every Leaf Speaks and Howie Brounstein of Columbine School of Botanical Studies reminded us to get out about our own feral…
184: Wildcrafting with Howie Brounstein and Christina Sanchez
Apr 23, 2019 • 54 min
When the weather is right and the herbs are calling, we herbalists love to get into the wild for a little wildcrafting. What is wildcrafting? It is a common term for for harvesting medicinal and food plants that grow in wild or uncultivated places.…
183 - Herb Lab Commercially Grown Recreational Marijuana
Apr 17, 2019 • 33 min
The recreational marijuana growing industry has settled into Oregon to stay. Medical cannabis growing specialists are going out of business. Fields of hemp, rich with CBD are still being planted but it is the escalating levels of THC that the public is…
182 - Cannabis with Andy Harpole of Emerald Valley Growers
Apr 13, 2019 • 49 min
As states legalize recreational marijuana, it is evolving quickly into a growing industry that has the power to make or break businesses. Andy Harpole, the CEO of Emerald Valley Growers, started his business in 2015, the year that Oregon made cannabis…
181: Herb Lab - Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
Apr 5, 2019 • 38 min
After an interview with Justin Ehrlich, a practitioner of Classical Chinese Medicine and Licensed Acupuncturist, Sue drills Candace about some of the herbs he brought up. Candace gently explains how a handful of these herbs work together to heal common…
Let’s Talk Series: Yerba Santa for Asthma with Christina Sanchez
Mar 30, 2019 • 8 min
Asthma is an increasingly common respiratory condition in Western culture. Herbalist and desert eco-system defender, Christina Sanchez, walks us through techniques that utilize a potent anti-asthmatic herb Yerba Santa (Eriodictyon californicum). Christina…
180 - Traditional Chinese Medicine Justin Ehrlich
Mar 30, 2019 • 59 min
Western herbalists have long used energetics to describe how herbs work. While we have a long practical and energetic tradition routed in European medicine, we often feel called to cultures with much longer, better documented traditions to inform, inspire…
179 Herb Lab - The Truth Behind Ayahuasca - Real Herbalism Radio
Mar 20, 2019 • 46 min
Psychedelic plants have been a part of our human heritage since we first rocked in the unsteady cradle of civilization. Last time we talked with Nick Polizzi, author of books like The Sacred Science, documentary filmmaker and explorer of ancient medicines…
178: The Truth Behind Ayahuasca with Nick Polizzi
Mar 12, 2019 • 47 min
Psychoactive herbs have been a part of human culture since it began. In the last century, we saw an explosion of interest in hallucinogenic experiences as Westerners begin to explore the herbal traditions of other cultures. That exploration has its…
177 Herb Lab Forest Bathing for Herbalists
Mar 6, 2019 • 47 min
The best laid plans of the RHR team to forge a forest bathing adventure goes awry after a storm dumps a foot of snow overnight. Although the roads are impassable, there are still herbal voyages to travel. Sue and Candace brew up syrups, tinctures and…
Let’s Talk Series: Myth Busting with Jeff Chilton
Feb 26, 2019 • 15 min
Mushrooms are such wonderful healers that they have been the center of mythology on their healing powers. When it comes to terrifying diseases like cancer, this fear combines with hope for a cure. Used properly, mushroom are excellent tools in cancer…
176 - Forest Bathing for Herbalists
Feb 26, 2019 • 41 min
Forest bathing is familiar practice for plant medicine people. Why must we herbalists go so far out of our way to visit our plant allies in their native environment? Why not just read up on the herbs we love and then give them a try? Those are powerful…
Herbalist at the Border - Podcast Show 175 Herb Lab
Feb 19, 2019 • 32 min
Herbal medicine is everywhere and so are herbalists. Last week, we talked with Jamie Scepkowski, owner of Salmon River Apothecary, Herbalist and medic about the emergency herbal care that she practices in California and on the US/Mexican border. Sue and…
174 - Herbalist at the Border - Jamie Scepkowski
Feb 12, 2019 • 32 min
Herbalist Jamie Scepkowski is among the healers from around the world are gathering at the border to offer aid to refugees crossing from Mexico to the US. Like the plants, herbalists bloom where we’re planted. Sometimes that’s on the edge. Sometimes it’s…
173 Herb Lab – What is Clinical Herbalism?
Feb 6, 2019 • 41 min
Sue and Candace dig in deep after talking with Nicole Telkes, practicing clinical herbalist and director of the Wildflower School of Botanical Medicine about training/licensing clinical herbalism. The term is murky and without consensus on its meaning, it…
172 Clinical Herbalism Training with Nicole Telkes
Jan 31, 2019 • 54 min
We’ve been watching the power of plant medicine take hold of our mainstream culture. Clinical training has become a hot topic. Herbalism is sprouting far and wide. With this growth is a whole crop of herbal remedies, herbalists and an almost overwhelming…
171 Herb Lab-Take Control of Your Moods - Moodtopia
Jan 22, 2019 • 39 min
There is so much more to moods than meets the eye. Last week the RHR team talked with Sara-Chana Silverstein, Master Herbalist, Classical Homeopath, Lactation Consultant and author of Moodtopia about using single herbs to control your moods. This week,…
170 - Take Control of Your Moods - Sara-Chana Silverstein
Jan 15, 2019 • 37 min
Emotions are wonderful but they can overwhelm us. Today, we’re talking with Sara-Chana Silverstein, Master Herbalist, Classical Homeopath, mother of 7, Lactation Consultant and author of Moodtopia about using natural herbs to control your moods so the…
Let’s Talk Series: Jason Scott – Spagyric Mushroom Formulas
Jan 9, 2019 • 13 min
Mycologist and author Jason Scott specializes in spagyric mushroom extracts. In this Let’s Talk Series edition, he shares the keys to successful formulation with Herbal Nerd Society members. If you think alchemy is too complicated to try, spend a minute…
Rosemary Water and Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions
Jan 9, 2019 • 52 min
New Year’s resolutions are a traditional part of the turning of the calendar. Although our intentions are well placed, few resolutions actually help us live better lives in the long run. The Real Herbalism Radio team takes on this trend the same way we…
Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions
Jan 1, 2019 • 46 min
New Year’s Eve is when we usually make promises to ourselves that we rarely expect to keep. It results in shame, dejection and despair. Stop this cycle of destruction. Herbalists are all about healing and that includes ourselves. Sue and Candace give some…
Pumpkin Spice is the Perfect mix for the Holidays - Show 114 ReAir
Dec 18, 2018 • 42 min
Pumpkin Spice is so hot right now with good reason too. The chilly change of weather fall brings calls for warming and nourishing foods and spices. today, we’ll be talking about how to blend and use your own Pumpkin Spice along with why this much touted…
Kratom on Trial with Dr. Michael Tierra
Dec 11, 2018 • 49 min
This is a reairing of a show that was until today was only available to Herbal Nerd Society Members.Plants may be the medicine of the people but not all plants are equal in the eyes of the law. Over the past few months, kratom has been targeted by the…
167: Herb Lab - Milk Thistle for the Liver
Dec 4, 2018 • 36 min
Yaakov Levine, a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Nutritional Health Coach explained on our last show how milk thistle works and what herbs you can combine it with to make it more effective. This week Sue and Candace explore more uses for milk thistle…
166: Milk Thistle for the Liver - Yaakov Levine
Nov 28, 2018 • 47 min
Liver health often comes up as a hot topic among herbalists, nutritionists and natural health professionals for good reason. The modern diet and lifestyle so many of us practice create a lot of work for our livers. The bad news is that is leading to more…
Let’s Talk Series: Plaedo - Homemade Seed Paper
Nov 20, 2018 • 6 min
The multi-talented Plaedo spends a few minutes with Herbal Nerd Society members walking them through a family-friendly seed paper making project. It is easy, fun and recycles paper scraps and flower or herb seeds into beautiful writing paper for cards,…
165: The 3rd Annual Gift Show for Herbalists
Nov 20, 2018 • 46 min
Herbalists can be a tough group to buy presents for. Patrick, Candace and Sue have saved up their favorite tools and books to fill out their gift guide for 2018. They have used the supplies themselves so they know form personal experience how helpful and…
164: Herbs for Anxiety, Depression and the Holidays
Nov 13, 2018 • 46 min
The winter holidays can bring in a flurry of the blues. Stress from seasonal change, shopping and changes in our schedule offer anxiety and depression to many of us. Fortunately, there are a bevy of herbs, exercises and supplements that bring relief.…
163: Herb Lab - Brewing Beer with Desert Herbs
Nov 6, 2018 • 41 min
Show 163: Herb Lab - Brewing Beer with Desert HerbsHerbal Beer Brewing is a hot topic. herbalist Christina Sanchez, founder of Every Leaf Speaks, brought us a new beer from Joshua Tree Brewing to sample. We let it season for 6 months to bring out the…
162: Desert Beer Brewing with Christina Sanchez
Oct 31, 2018 • 44 min
As herbalism hasAnyone who’s been down to the pub lately can testify to the amazing renaissance of flavors now available on the beer brewing scene. We herbalists have been quite pleased to note the variety of bittering herbs and wonderful herbal flavors…
161: Herb Lab - The Changing Face of Herbalism
Oct 23, 2018 • 43 min
After talking with Thomas Easley, Director of the Eclectic School Herbal Medicine and founder of Functional Herbalism, Sue and Candace evaluate how herbalism itself has changed over the last few years. Challenges to wildcrafting, cultural appropriation…
134: Amanda Dilday - Poetry as a Path Into Herbalism
Oct 16, 2018 • 39 min
Fabian Fredrickson said, “The things you are passionate about are not random; they are your calling.” This, we herbalists know to be true through and through. Today, we’re talking about following that passion with Amanda Dilday. She is the author of…
160: Thomas Easley - What is Functional Herbalism?
Oct 16, 2018 • 39 min
Podcast Show 160: Thomas Easley - Functional HerbalismAs herbalism has grown in popularity over the past couple of decades, we herbalists have seen an explosion in the number of practicing herbailsts and quality of care they provide. In many ways, that’s…
Let’s Talk Series: Amanda Dilday - Blue Vervain - Postpartum Depression
Oct 9, 2018 • 12 min
Blue Vervain is an often overlooked yet beloved North American wetlands herb. It’s European cousin, Verbena officinalis, has enjoyed a place in Traditional Western Herbalism as a nervine and neuro trophorestorative occasionally used to treat gallbladder…
159: Herb Lab – Medicinal Mushroom Tincture Making
Oct 9, 2018 • 38 min
Podcast Show 159: Herb Lab – Medicinal Mushroom Tincture MakingSue and Candace were inspired to make their own medicinal mushroom tinctures after their talk with Jeff Chilton, who is an author, founder of Nammex, and an expert in the medicinal mushroom…
158: Secrets of the Mushroom Industry Revealed - Jeff Chilton
Oct 2, 2018 • 37 min
Some secrets are meant to be shared. Just like not all herbs are created equal; not all medicinal mushroom remedies are created with the same quality. This means that some medicines are more effective than others. Today, we’re talking with Jeff Chilton,…
Let’s Talk Series: History of Asthma with Howie Brounstein
Sep 26, 2018 • 7 min
Herbal Nerd Society member exclusive: The History of Asthma with Howie BrounsteinHerbalist Howie Brounstein discusses the changing view of asthma over the last couple of centuries. He refers to the description of the disease by early teachers of from the…
157: Herb Lab - Moodtopia Author Sara-Chana Silverstein
Sep 25, 2018 • 40 min
Show 157: Herb Lab – Moodtopia Author Sara-Chana SilversteinSue and Candace were very motivated by their interview with Sara-Chana Silverstein, Master Herbalist, Classical Homeopath, mother of 7, Lactation Consultant and author of Moodtopia. They share…
156: Interview with Moodtopia Author Sara-Chana Silverstein
Sep 18, 2018 • 42 min
Podcast Show 156: Interview with Moodtopia Author Sara-Chana SilversteinHow do you balance modern medicine with traditional and natural approaches to healing? The truth is … you CAN blend these paths into a healthy system all your own. Today, we’re…
155: Herb Lab - Ripples from Community Action
Sep 11, 2018 • 32 min
The work that we do in our community as herbalists often has surprising consequences. We meet new people, learn new skills and share new ideas. Last week, Sue and Candace interviewed Plaedo, co-founder of Eugene Avant Gardeners, poet, musician, activist,…
154: Plaedo - How Community Gardens Help People Grow
Sep 4, 2018 • 42 min
Podcast Show 152: How Community Gardens Help People GrowAs herbalism is the medicine of the people, gardening is the medicine of the community. When we come together to nurture the plants, inevitably we find ourselves connecting more deeply.Today, we’re…
153: Herb Lab - Recovering from Trauma in our Community
Aug 28, 2018 • 39 min
Podcast Show 153: Herb Lab - Recovering from Trauma in our CommunityThere are many rumors circulating in the herbal community that speak of trauma. Whether you are directly involved with the issues or not, these stories which land so close to home, have a…
152: Recovering from Trauma with Amanda Dilday - Flowers for a Girl
Aug 22, 2018 • 29 min
Trauma is a part of the human experience … one we often struggle to recover from for decades. Mother Nature has always offered us medicine for healing through the plant people. Today, we’re talking about healing from physical and sexual trauma with Amanda…
Let’s Talk Series: Christina Sanchez - Prickly Pear Cactus
Aug 14, 2018 • 13 min
Prickly Pear Cactus (Nopal) is a traditional herb that is native to the Americas. Herbalist and desert eco-system defender, Christina Sanchez, talks about how to use Nopal (Opuntia ficus-indica) medicinally. She also goes into detail on how to harvest and…
151: Herb Lab - Nick Polizzi - Sacred Science of the Amazon
Aug 14, 2018 • 43 min
After a conversation with Nick Polizzi, author of Sacred Science - An Ancient Healing Path for the Modern World, Sue and Candace discuss how our physical place changes our herbal options. For many herbalists, the term “Be Here Now” serves as a guidepost…
150: Nick Polizzi - Sacred Science of the Amazon
Aug 7, 2018 • 46 min
Nick Polizzi shares his lessons as he documented the healing journey described in Sacred Science - An Ancient Healing Path for the Modern World. When we awake to our true selves, or are ready tot do so, the plants will call loud and clear. If you ignore…
149: Replay 101 on Raising Chickens Naturally with Candace and Sue
Jul 31, 2018 • 59 min
Backyard chickens are taking over the world one yard at a time. How do you know if keeping chickens is right for you? What do urban chickens offer beyond eggs? When should you get started? Today, we’ll be talking about getting started with your own little…
148: Replay of Alchemy of Herbs with Rosalee De La Foret
Jul 24, 2018 • 39 min
The Path into Herbalism can be a gentle one but often it begins with a dramatic initiation or a calling so intense, it cannot be ignored.Herbalists emerging from such a crucible carry with them a particularly magical way of combining herbs and…
147: Reair - How to treat Anxiety with Herbalism and Essential Oils
Jul 17, 2018 • 38 min
Clinical Anxiety Disorders affect over 40 million adult Americans while only a third of them receive treatment. Anxiety affects the rest of us in some form periodically throughout life. For Anxiety sufferers, the world of plant medicines can offer relief.…
146: Reairing of Herbs of Iceland with Anna Rósa Róbertsdóttir
Jul 10, 2018 • 30 min
Show 146: Reair Herbs of Iceland with Anna Rósa RóbertsdóttirAs herbalists, we often rely on a combination of current research and historical records to understand our medicinal plants. For the most part, we’ve been free to experiment and gain our own…
145: Herb Lab - The Doctrine of Signatures, Allergies and Herbalist Careers
Jul 3, 2018 • 51 min
Show 145: Herb Lab - The Doctrine of Signatures, Allergies and Herbalist CareersAfter talking with spudgerasist and mycologist, Jason Scott, owner and operator of Feral Fungi and the curator of AlcheMycology about using the Doctrine of Signatures, Sue and…
144: Jason Scott and the Doctrine of Signatures
Jun 26, 2018 • 46 min
Herbalists have a thousand different ways to connect plants with the people who need them. Some are ultra modern, like biochemistry and the science of herbal medicine making and others are older yet just as powerful when you know how to use them. Today,…
143: Herb Lab - Desert Herbs and Myth Busting Echinacea
Jun 19, 2018 • 32 min
Desert herbs are potent medicine. Even though the environment is harsh with it’s extremes in temperature and hidden water; these same attributes encourage the desert herbs to concentrate their constituents. Just a small amount of some herbs are more than…
142: Wildcrafting in the Desert with Christina Sanchez
Jun 12, 2018 • 56 min
Desert herbs have begun to call to more and more of us. These powerful plant allies, however, have been a well-kept secret of the Southwest…which makes them a challenge to try out. They beckon us to get out and wildcraft for the privilege of using of…
141: Herb Lab - Plants for Healing Grief
Jun 5, 2018 • 41 min
Grief is part of the human condition. The way that we handle grief can make a significant difference in later life. After last week’s conversation with Ashley Litecky-Ellenbas, registered herbalist, yoga teacher, and owner of Sky House Yoga about the…
Let’s Talk Series: Plant Dietas with Ashley Litecky-Ellenbas
Jun 1, 2018 • 11 min
Herbal Nerd Society member exclusive: Plant Dietas with Ashley Litecky-EllenbasPlant dietas are part of traditional healing practices around the globe. This holistic approach is now reawakening in popular culture. As with any healing modality that gains…
140: Plants for Protection and Grief with Ashley Litecky-Ellenbas
May 29, 2018 • 41 min
Podcast Show 140: Plants for Protection and Grief with Ashley Litecky-EllenbasGrief and Trauma are a natural and truly healthy part of the human experience but not when they get stuck in our lives or in our bodies. As herbalists, we are often called on to…
139: Herb Lab - Greens and Beets as Superfoods
May 21, 2018 • 42 min
Superfoods are waiting for us in the produce aisle and their effect on our bodies is impressive. After talking with Yaakov Levine, Therapy practitioner and Nutritional Health Coach at Natural Grocers in Eugene, Oregon, Sue and Candace have been…
138: Greens and Beets as Superfoods With Yaakov Levine
May 14, 2018 • 38 min
Beets and Greens are the neglected superfoods which are key to getting right nutrition all year round. Do you get enough fruits and veggies in your daily diet? Whether you’re an herbalist, nutritionist, a health-minded individual or not, chances are, the…
78: Vital Herbalism with Jakob Sletteland
May 10, 2018 • 38 min
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137: Herb Lab - Plaedo - Down the Garden Path and Into Activism
May 8, 2018 • 43 min
The garden is where transformation happens. That is why we love them. They can offer solace and healing to the body and soul. Last week we talked to Plaedo, co-founder of Eugene Avant Gardeners, poet, musician, activist, and peace officer for the Downtown…
81: Herb Lab Chicken Chat and Chicken Book Review
May 7, 2018 • 55 min
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24: The Path to Flower Essences & Energetic Healing with Patti Leahy
May 5, 2018 • 34 min
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42: Locavore, an Interview with Leda Hermecz and 100 Mile Bakery
May 2, 2018 • 46 min
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Let’s Talk Series: The Ketogenic Diet Explained by Yaakov Levine
May 2, 2018 • 8 min
Herbal Nerd Society member exclusive: The Ketogenic Diet Explained by Yaakov LevineHealth coach Yaakov Levine returns by popular demand to walk us through the ketogenic diet phenomena. How was this diet originated? Who benefits? How can you change your…
136: Plaedo - Down the Garden Path and Into Activism
May 1, 2018 • 53 min
Some of us jump into gardening as kids but far more of us find the garden much later along the way. Amid getting an education, building a career, falling in love, raising a family and building a life, plants sometimes need to shout to get our attention.…
22: Cannabis for Practical Herbalists
May 1, 2018 • 37 min
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135: Herb Lab - Amanda Dilday - Self Care for Herbalists
Apr 24, 2018 • 43 min
As Sue and Candace reflect on the interview with Amanda Dilday, they sort through the under-rated step of healing which involves letting the healer breathe. Self care can take many forms. After healing others, it is important for future patient care to…
17: Balance Your Nervous System with Herbs
Apr 22, 2018 • 43 min
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Let’s Talk Series: Jakob Slettleland - Understanding Herbal Research
Apr 10, 2018 • 15 min
Herbal Nerd Society member exclusive: Understanding Herbal Research with Jakob SlettlelandThere is a bounty of research that herbalists can learn from that is readily available yet translating the scientific jargon can be daunting. Jakob Slettleland MSc…
132: Dr. Bill Rawls - Perspectives on Modern Herbalism
Apr 3, 2018 • 35 min
Dr. Rawls also focuses on the effect of fresh food versus processed food on human health. The changing field of botanical medicine has cast ripples in many aspects of modern life. Making space in our lives for natural healing is a key component of modern…
131: Herb Lab - Dr. Michael Tierra - Kratom on Trial
Mar 27, 2018 • 35 min
Kratom is making headlines as both a natural and safe pain reliever AND as a targeted and dangerous herb. After centuries of use in Asia, kratom is just one more herb to join the ranks of analgesic herbs to draw the government’s scrutiny. Those that use…
130: Dr. Michael Tierra - Kratom on Trial
Mar 20, 2018 • 48 min
Plants may be the medicine of the people but not all plants are equal in the eyes of the law. Over the past few months, kratom has been targeted by the United States DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) and FDA (Food and Drug Administration) as a…
129: Herb Lab - 7Song - Herbal First Aid for Large Groups
Mar 12, 2018 • 49 min
After an intriguing interview with Herbalist 7Song about the vast scale of emergency care he has brought to our global community over the last few decades, Sue and Candace explore their own herbal first aid for the week. Candace brought healthcare to both…
133: Herb Lab - Dr. Bill Rawls - Perspectives on Modern Herbalism
Mar 10, 2018 • 33 min
This topic is a favorite for both Sue and Candace as it is one of the foundations of their website, books and podcast. Checking these resources have helped them expand into more professional and well-rounded healers. They discuss some of their valued…
Let’s Talk Series: Stealth Microbes with Dr. Bill Rawls - Herbal Nerd Society Podcasts
Mar 7, 2018 • 11 min
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128: 7Song - Herbal First Aid for Large Groups
Mar 6, 2018 • 28 min
First aid is vital to the survival of our species. Our guest, 7Song, herbalist at the Ithaca Free Clinic and education specialist at the Northeast School of Botanical Medicine has been leading the way in the herbal first aid movement. Although herbalists…
127: Herb Lab - Jason Scott - Mushroom Alchemy
Feb 27, 2018 • 38 min
After talking with spagyricist and mycologist Jason Scott of Feral Fungi and AlcheMycology about the synergy of mushrooms, medicine and alchemy, Sue and Candace have donned their wizard hats and are reporting on their own alchemy. For Sue, it was a simple…
126: Jason Scott - Mushrooms, Medicine, and Alchemy
Feb 20, 2018 • 44 min
Today, we’re talking with spagyricist and mycologist Jason Scott, owner and operator of Feral Fungi curator of AlcheMycology about the synergy of mushrooms, medicine and alchemy. He focuses on making double extract spagyric tinctures from fungi. See…
125: Herb Lab - Ashley Litecky Elenbaas - Nervine Herbs and Education
Feb 13, 2018 • 35 min
After an interview with registered herbalist, yoga instructor and owner of Sky House Yoga, Ashley Litecky Elenbaas, Sue and Candace talk about their own favorite nervine herbs. Nervines are a class of medicine used to calm the nerves. This is an…
Let’s Talk Series: EPA and DHA Explained by Yaakov Levine - Herbal Nerd Society Podcasts
Feb 7, 2018 • 11 min
The new buzz words in the health industry are EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). These popular omega 3 fatty acids are proving to be key to health and disease prevention. Yaakov Levine uses his training as a health couch to…
124: Ashley Litecky Elenbaas - Combine, Adapt and Thrive
Feb 6, 2018 • 44 min
There are some herbal certification programs here in the states and plenty of absolutely wonderful schools many of us attend but the path we each find into the field varies as wildly as the plants themselves. today, we’re talking with registered…
123: Herb Lab - Gardening Planning the Practical Herbalist Way
Jan 30, 2018 • 37 min
Garden planning is fun to do but must be followed up on. Podcast hosts Candace, Patrick and Sue have already started putting some of those plans in action. After all, as Rudyard Kipling famously said, “Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful,’…
122: Gardening Planning the Practical Herbalist Way
Jan 23, 2018 • 43 min
Seeds may lie dormant in the ground under the snow but the winter mind of a gardener starts buzzing like a bee hive. The Real Herbalism Radio team are perusing new seed catalogs and scratching plans on graph paper for spring. Garden planning needs to laid…
Let’s Talk Series: Magic of Oxymels with Rosalee de la Forêt - Herbal Nerd Society Podcasts
Jan 17, 2018 • 7 min
Rosalee de la Forêt, herbalist and author of the best selling book, The Alchemy of Herbs spends time sharing with Herb Nerd Society members about a delicious herbal option that is growing in popularity. Oxymels used to be considered old-fashioned…
121: Herb Lab - The Mushrooming World of Mushrooms with Jeff Chilton
Jan 16, 2018 • 20 min
After an interview with Jeff Chilton, commercial grower, founder of Nammex and expert in the medicinal mushroom industry, Sue and Candace talk about how they incorporate mushrooms in their own lives. They also received a gift from the desert of Joshua…
120: The Mushrooming World of Mushrooms with Jeff Chilton
Jan 9, 2018 • 40 min
In Asia, mushrooms have long held an esteemed place among herbal practitioners. Here in the West, they’ve quietly waited for us to awaken to their medicine. Luckily for us, pioneers like Jeff Chilton, commercial grower, founder of Nammex and expert in the…
119: 2017 in Review - Out with the Old, In with the New
Jan 3, 2018 • 67 min
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Let’s Talk Series: Coffee with Okon Udosenata, Equiano Coffee - Herbal Nerd Society Podcasts
Dec 31, 2017 • 5 min
There is an art to everything. Once you discover the secret to bringing out the subtle flavor in your daily cup of coffee -Coffea arabica (Arabica) or Coffea canephora (Robusta), your morning becomes a magical ritual. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and…
Let’s Talk Series: Books for Herb Nerds of 2017 - Herbal Nerd Society Podcasts
Dec 5, 2017 • 21 min
A well-written book is worth every penny you spend on it. Sue and Candace have compiled a list of hidden treasures that are great resources for gardeners and herbalists alike. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
118: 2nd Annual Book Lover’s Review
Nov 29, 2017 • 44 min
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117: Herb Lab - Beauty from the Desert with Christina Sanchez
Nov 22, 2017 • 35 min
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116: Beauty from the Desert with Christina Sanchez
Nov 14, 2017 • 43 min
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115: Herb Lab - Pumpkin Spice - Level Up a Seasonal Favorite
Nov 8, 2017 • 42 min
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Let’s Talk Series: Yeasties and Beasties with Thomas Easley - Herbal Nerd Society Podcasts
Nov 1, 2017 • 27 min
Even in First World nations, creepy-crawlies can invade our bodies. Bacteria, Fungus, and Worms are more common than we’d like to admit. In this Let’s Talk, Thomas Easley shares with us a couple of his tips and tricks plus a couple of herbal antiseptic…
114: Pumpkin Spice - Level Up a Seasonal Favorite
Nov 1, 2017 • 42 min
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113: Herb Lab - Digestive Health with Thomas Easley
Oct 25, 2017 • 30 min
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112: Digestive Health with Thomas Easley
Oct 18, 2017 • 42 min
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111: Herb Lab - Top 5 Herbs for Chronic Conditions with Rosalee De La Foret
Oct 11, 2017 • 34 min
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110: Top 5 Herbs for Chronic Conditions with Rosalee De La Foret
Oct 3, 2017 • 50 min
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109: Herb Lab – Interview with 7song – Clinical Herbalist Pioneer
Sep 27, 2017 • 35 min
Free clinics are popping up around the world as herbalists step up to share their knowledge with the public. Hosts Sue and Candace discuss the free clinic movement and what it takes to work in a free clinic. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out…
108: Interview with 7song - Clinical Herbalist Pioneer
Sep 20, 2017 • 31 min
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107: Herb Lab - Back to School with Herbs
Sep 13, 2017 • 27 min
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106: Back to School with Herbs
Sep 6, 2017 • 23 min
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105: Herb Lab - Digestive Health and the Microbiome with Yaakov Levine
Aug 30, 2017 • 30 min
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104: Digestive Health and the Microbiome with Yaakov Levine
Aug 22, 2017 • 30 min
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103: Herb Lab - Unlocking Lyme Disease with Dr. William Rawls
Aug 15, 2017 • 25 min
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102: Unlocking Lyme Disease with Dr. William Rawls
Aug 8, 2017 • 33 min
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101: Health Questions for the Herbal Experts
Aug 1, 2017 • 55 min
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100: Real Herbalism Radio in Review - The Evolution of Herbal Medicine
Jun 20, 2017 • 36 min
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99: Herb Lab - It’s the Berries! Medicinal Fruit at It’s Best.
Jun 13, 2017 • 33 min
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98: It’s the Berries!
Jun 6, 2017 • 30 min
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97: Herb Lab - Yaakov Levine - Heeding the Call to Health
May 31, 2017 • 36 min
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96: Yaakov Levine - Heeding the Call to Health
May 24, 2017 • 29 min
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95: Herb Lab with Our Big, Fat Mint Family
May 17, 2017 • 38 min
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94: Our Big, Fat Mint Family
May 10, 2017 • 38 min
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93 - Herb Lab - Social and Dietary Cleanses
May 2, 2017 • 53 min
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92: Metabolic Syndrome and Natural Treatment Options with Jakob Sletteland
Apr 25, 2017 • 54 min
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91: Herb Lab - Growing Herbs in Small Spaces
Apr 19, 2017 • 36 min
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90: Growing Herbs in Small Spaces with Bonnie Rose Weaver and Mari Amend
Apr 8, 2017 • 40 min
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89: Herb Lab with Oxymels Inspired by Rosalee De La Foret
Apr 5, 2017 • 45 min
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88: Alchemy of Herbs with Rosalee De La Foret
Mar 29, 2017 • 42 min
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87: Herb Lab with Coffee and Okon
Mar 21, 2017 • 35 min
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86: The Joy of Medicinal Coffee with Jakob Sletteland
Mar 14, 2017 • 44 min
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85: Herb Lab Kids, Nature and Nettle
Mar 8, 2017 • 46 min
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84: Teaching Kids about Nature with Anna Bradley
Feb 28, 2017 • 33 min
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83: Herb Lab with Herbal Medicine Experimentation
Feb 21, 2017 • 33 min
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82: Thomas Easley and The Modern Herbal Dispensatory
Feb 14, 2017 • 36 min
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80: A 101 on Raising Chickens Naturally
Jan 29, 2017 • 62 min
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79: Herb Lab Vital Herbalism and Fire Cider Making Day
Jan 12, 2017 • 32 min
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77: Herbal Reflections and Aspirations
Jan 4, 2017 • 40 min
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76: Herbal Flea Control Done the Natural Way
Dec 27, 2016 • 43 min
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75: Lavender - A Favorite First Aid Herb
Dec 20, 2016 • 56 min
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74: How to treat Anxiety with Herbalism and Essential Oils
Dec 13, 2016 • 40 min
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73: Herbal Cordials a Replay of a Classic Episode
Dec 13, 2016 • 40 min
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72: Herbal Books for 2016
Nov 29, 2016 • 34 min
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70: Kratom, An Age-old Herbal Remedy Resurfaces
Nov 15, 2016 • 51 min
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69: Herb Lab with Primitive Skills and Ancestral Living Skills
Nov 8, 2016 • 40 min
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68: Tracking Down Herbalism with Anna Bradley
Nov 1, 2016 • 44 min
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67: Herb Lab with Deeply Rooted
Oct 25, 2016 • 36 min
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71: Herb Lab with Kratom and Kratom Salve
Oct 21, 2016 • 46 min
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66: Deeply Rooted with Bonnie Rose Weaver and Mari Amend
Oct 18, 2016 • 33 min
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65: Herb Lab with Adaptogen Herbs
Oct 11, 2016 • 44 min
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64: Adaptogen Herbs with Maria Noël Groves
Oct 5, 2016 • 40 min
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63: Herb Lab with Mushroom Medicine and Herbal 101
Sep 29, 2016 • 47 min
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61: Herb Lab with Classic Chili Pepper and Herbal 101
Sep 6, 2016 • 50 min
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60: Chili Pepper, Spicy Herbal Medicine
Sep 5, 2016 • 24 min
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59: Herb Lab with Home Composting and Vermiculture
Aug 29, 2016 • 49 min
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58: Home Composting Tips and Tricks
Aug 22, 2016 • 60 min
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62: Mushroom Medicine with Peter McCoy
Aug 21, 2016 • 43 min
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57: Herb Lab with Anna Rósa’s Herbal Formulas
Aug 15, 2016 • 44 min
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56: Great Herb Recipes with Anna Rósa Róbertsdóttir
Aug 9, 2016 • 29 min
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55: Herb Lab with Herbal Studies and Herbal 101
Aug 1, 2016 • 30 min
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54: How to Choose an Herbal Study Course
Jul 26, 2016 • 38 min
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49: Herb Lab with Body into Balance and Herbal 101
Jul 20, 2016 • 44 min
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53: Herb Lab with Culinary Herbalism and Herbal 101
Jul 18, 2016 • 67 min
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52: Culinary Herbalism with Leda Hermecz
Jul 18, 2016 • 30 min
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51: Herb Lab with Classic Cannabis and Herbal 101
Jul 4, 2016 • 54 min
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50: Marijuana and Cannibus Laws Open the Door to New Exploration of this Powerful Herb
Jun 29, 2016 • 51 min
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48: Body into Balance with Maria Noël Groves
Jun 13, 2016 • 44 min
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47: Herb Lab with Mushrooms, News, Herbal 101 and a Preview
Jun 7, 2016 • 51 min
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46: Radical Mycology with Peter McCoy
May 30, 2016 • 35 min
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45: Herb Lab with Rose, News, Herbal 101 and a Preview
May 23, 2016 • 32 min
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44: The Versatile Rose
May 16, 2016 • 46 min
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43: The B Show - Locavore Digested, Chickweed, and Cannabis in the News
May 10, 2016 • 35 min
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41: The B Show - A Recap of Show 40 and Herbal 101s
Apr 25, 2016 • 25 min
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40: Herbs of Iceland with Anna Rósa Róbertsdóttir
Apr 21, 2016 • 30 min
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39: The Poo Show - A Panel on Digestive Health
Apr 11, 2016 • 51 min
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38: Plant Conservation with Rosemary Gladstar
Mar 21, 2016 • 46 min
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37: Awakening to Herbalism with Demetria Clark
Mar 10, 2016 • 40 min
While many of us came to herbalism later in life, there are those who found the medicine of plants early on–and made learning, using, and sharing that medicine a career. Today we’re talking with Demetria Clark, author, doula trainer, herbalist,…
36: How Herbalism Can Change the World
Feb 24, 2016 • 45 min
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35: Herbs for Pregnancy and Beyond with Demetria Clark
Jan 27, 2016 • 40 min
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34: Flower Essence Healing with Patti Leahy
Jan 11, 2016 • 45 min
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33: The Art of Chinese Herbal Formulas
Dec 30, 2015 • 40 min
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31: Herbal Tree Medicines
Nov 23, 2015 • 43 min
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32: Recycle Your Christmas Tree…Herbal Uses for Your Holiday Decorations
Nov 9, 2015 • 51 min
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30: Easy Herbal Gifts to Make at Home
Nov 7, 2015 • 42 min
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29: Add Chili Pepper to Your Life
Oct 22, 2015 • 35 min
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28: The Path into Health and Healing, an Interview with Zoe Fallian
Oct 14, 2015 • 36 min
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27: Fall Cleanse and Herbal Detox for Body, Mind, Soul
Oct 7, 2015 • 39 min
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26: Crisis Herbal Dental Care
Sep 6, 2015 • 37 min
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25: Herbal Rebirth, an Interview with Rosemary Gladstar
Aug 14, 2015 • 35 min
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23: Walking the Herbalist’s Path, an Interview with Nicole Telkes
Jul 22, 2015 • 50 min
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21: Saint John’s Wort, Midsummer’s Gift
Jun 19, 2015 • 33 min
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19: Herbals from South of the Border - Real Herbalism Radio
May 18, 2015 • 45 min
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20: Tapping the Keg–Herbalists Rediscover Beers of Olde
May 9, 2015 • 60 min
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18: Ancient Remedies for Modern Times - Real Herbalism Radio
May 4, 2015 • 42 min
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16: Kitchen Pantry Herbalism
Apr 7, 2015 • 38 min
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15: An Interview with Howie Brounstein
Mar 29, 2015 • 64 min
The field of herbalism has changed considerably over the past thirty years. Once, aspiring herbalists had few mentors and essentially had to create the path into the herbal lifestyle on their own. Those hardy souls have become the teachers and guides…
14: Herbalism on the Appalachian Trail
Mar 10, 2015 • 44 min
The Appalachian trail offers beauty, challenge, and for the practical herbalist deep and herbal healing. Today, we’ll talk with our guest hiker and herbalist, Candice Cook, about her experience hiking this amazing trail often called The People’s Trail and…
13: Maca an Endangered Super Food
Feb 18, 2015 • 38 min
Forty years ago, Peru’s Department of Agriculture tallied maca cultivation at only 70 acres. By the early ‘90s, maca was on the endangered plants list. This year, Peruvian farmers have revived and saved this herb only to face invasion by biopirates.…
12: Natural Flea Control Options
Feb 3, 2015 • 41 min
Although Flea season may be at it’s end for this year, fleas are still among us. Today, we discussed Natural Herbal Approaches to Flea Control using herbal and homesteading practices. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11: Herbs for Flu and Cold Prevention
Jan 9, 2015 • 50 min
We’re knee-deep into the Flu and Cold season. We Practical Herbalists are already mobilizing our defenses. We’re using prevention, stocking up on herbals, and educating friends and family. Today, we’ll talk about how you can join in on the preparations.…
10: Lavender – Perfume with a Medicinal Punch
Dec 18, 2014 • 56 min
After researching one of our favorite first aid herbs, we discovered Lavender’s wide reach is backed up by a wealth of scientific study. Today, we’ll touch on those studies and talk about how you can incorporate Lavender into your life.Studies we…
9: Herbalism is the Medicine of the People
Dec 2, 2014 • 51 min
It’s more than a mantra for practicing herbalists focused on native plant species as is today’s guest, Candice Cook. We’ll talk with her about how she found her way into herbalism, the plants and people who’ve inspired her, and we’ll delve into how her…
8: Dude, it’s Legal: Marijuana and Cannibus Laws Open the Door to New Exploration of this Herb - Real Herbalism Radio
Nov 15, 2014 • 50 min
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7: Medicinal Mushrooms
Nov 3, 2014 • 45 min
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6: Herbal Cordials for the Holidays
Oct 18, 2014 • 38 min
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5: An Interview with Alese “Dandy” Colehour the Herbal Fermenter
Oct 10, 2014 • 37 min
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4: Natural Treatment Options for Anxiety
Sep 22, 2014 • 38 min
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3: Protecting Boundaries with Elderberry and Flower
Sep 4, 2014 • 45 min
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2: The Summer Harvest
Aug 21, 2014 • 42 min
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1- Herbs for Dental Health
Aug 1, 2014 • 38 min
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