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.
Motherwort (Leonurus Cardiaca) is a soothing herb for the heart. It combines these actions with its antispasmodic and nervine effects.
In the post-industrial world we live in, a reliable nervine like blue vervain is just what the herbalist ordered.
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.
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.
Today, we are talking with spudgerasist and mycologist, Jason Scott, owner and operator of Feral Fungi and the curator of AlcheMycology about using the Doctrine of Signatures to work with plants and mushrooms.
Herbal Nerd Society Exclusive Article Too often, herbalists refer to Spearmint and her close relations as "Mint." It's sad, in my opinion, because the mint family is wide and varied, like the variety you get at a grand family reunion. There's subtle differences between each of them, which gives experts a leg-up when formulating with them.
Formulas can vary in ratios depending on the herbalist and the intent of the blend. TCM practitioners use licorice in many of their blends as it mixes well with and accentuates the actions of other herbs.
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.
HERBAL NERD SOCIETY CONTENT: Sue and Candace talk about how they incorporate mushrooms in their own lives. They also received a gift from the desert.
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.
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.
The first fall I lived in Oregon, Heather sold me my first pound of calendula flowers. They were lovely, so bright and sunny, such a contrast to the cloudy days…
This month's herb is Dandelion, one of our favorites. It is versatile, abundant, powerful, and good for what ails us. Thi article features our herb of the month video and a curated list of articles, Herbal Nerd Society content, podcasts, and recipes. We hope you enjoy.
The Real Herbalism Radio team celebrates the joys of the mint family as it grows in our gardens, our kitchens, and our medicine cabinets.
Plant families are just like our human families. Today, we're getting to know the mint family (Lamiaceae) and how its many, varied members can play a vital role in our own family health.