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.
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 instrumental part of caring for patients who are struggling with stress from illness or trauma. It is no wonder that herbalists need a cabinet full of nervine options.
For Ashley Litecky Elenbaas, her journey through the world of herbalism has been a literal journey. She is a frequent traveler and has gone out of her way to educate herself about the natural treasures the botanical world has to offer. She combines art, dance, yoga, stargazing and other creative modalities to the healing power of herbal medicine for her students and clients. For her, health doesn't end in a tincture bottle.
Inspired by books by Kathi Keville and Peg Schafer as well as a Aaron and Susan Von Frank of Tyrant Farms, our team is already taking measurements for a new pond, marking seed catalogs and graphing out where new beds and structure plants will go.
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.
Sue and Candace talk about how they incorporate mushrooms in their own lives. They also received a gift from the desert.