According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, winter is the time for rest and introspection. We herbalists sorely need a break from the activity of fall's harvest and root digging. Instead, we are spending this season digging into a good book. Today, we're talking about our favorite books for rest, introspection, and herbal inspiration.
The Practical Herbalist team's interview with Christina Sanchez - cosmetologist, herbalist, and founder of Every Leaf Speaks prompted them to create more skin care products. Although this topic is not a specialty for any of the crew, they stepped out of their comfort zone to explore the world of beauty care.
Beauty began with the plants. Although our current culture may not knowingly tap into the plant wisdom Cleopatra drew upon to create her legendary allure, the plants most certainly have not given up on us.
Pumpkin Spice may be delicious but it is also very healing. Each of the traditional spices in this blend can stand on its own as herbal medicine with a long history of healing around the globe. Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove and allspice warm and tonify in their unique way.
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 blend truly is an herbal remedy for the pros.
Bitters have been heralded as a key for good digestion for millennia and for good reason. Just a few drops of bitters under the tongue can mean a world of difference to gut health. Although herbalists and nutritionists have been talking about their importance, the average person sometimes has trouble incorporating them into everyday life.
As the weather cools down, our immune systems should be geared up to do the thankless work of keeping colds and flus from settling in for the winter. Podcast hosts, Sue and Candace, review some of their favorite formulas for fortifying the body.
Sue and Candace reflect on their conversation with clinical herbalist and educator Rosalee de la Foret author of Alchemy of Herbs on her top 5 herbs. Manifesting these herbs in their own lives as herbalists have brought them to new and interesting places. Podcast hosts Sue and Candace also share alternatives to Rosalee's favorite herbs and how they have used them in other situations.
Clinical herbalist and educator Rosalee de la Foret author of Alchemy of Herbs, talks about her top 5 herbs that uses to heal chronic conditions. These herbs are a sometimes seen as humble first aid herbs but Rosalee knows their deeper secrets.
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.
Herbalist and Educator, 7song, of the Ithaca Free Clinic, talks about life in one of America's most famous Western herbal clinic. Sue and Candace talk with him about what it means to rekindle the hearth of healing in cooperation with allopathic medicine.
Whether you're parenting school-aged children or not, Back to School means Back to Cold and Flu Season. As we enter Fall, we're all the more susceptible to the new and improved viruses that are making their rounds throughout our community.
Digestive health is a favorite topic for herbalists. The path to good health begins right in our own microbiome. After an interview with Nutritional Health Coach, Yaakov Levine, Sue and Candace give their own perspective on supporting digestion with herbs and fermentation.
Western medicine has improved their ability to test for and treat Lyme disease in the last few decades but much more progress is needed. Join Dr. William Rawls as he talks about the evolution of this tick-borne illness in human culture. The good doctor has focused on Lyme disease over time in response to his own struggle with the symptoms of the bacterial infection.
Candace, Patrick and Sue pitch listener health questions on herbal medicine to their guests: Rebecca Harburg, LAc and Wendy Hounsel, RN, RH (AHG). Over the years, podcast fans have sent in pages of questions from our Herbal 101 segment of the podcast that the Real Herbalism Radio crew has collected.
Candace, Patrick and Sue celebrate their 100th podcast by looking back at the herbalism field over past 40 months. So much has changed in their lives and in the world of herbal medicine. When Real Herbalism Radio (RHR) started, podcasting was just begin to take hold as an art form. It seemed as easy way to spread the word about their favorite topic. No one foresaw the changes to come.
Summer is here and the Practical Herbalist team is preparing for the berry harvest. Each fruit is a little bit different. The team shares its tips and tricks for freezing and preserving berries and other small fruits such as raspberries, strawberries, elderberries, blueberries, plums, and grapes.
The Herbalist's pantry is well stocked with bitter and astringent herbs with horrible tastes most of us truly don't enjoy. Luckily, summer's glorious warmth brings with it a basket full of sweet, sour and thoroughly enjoyable flavors we Practical Herbalists can tap into.