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Show 144: Jason Scott And The Doctrine Of Signatures

Show 144: Jason Scott and the Doctrine of Signatures

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.

Quick Plant ID: Spearmint

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.
Licorice – Western Clinical Formulas

Licorice – Western Clinical Formulas

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.
Show 126: Jason Scott – Mushrooms, Medicine, And Alchemy

Show 126: Jason Scott – Mushrooms, Medicine, and Alchemy

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.
Show 125: Herb Lab – Ashley Litecky Elenbaas – Nervine Herbs And Education

Show 125: Herb Lab – Ashley Litecky Elenbaas – Nervine Herbs and Education

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.
Show 124: Ashley Litecky Elenbaas – Combine, Adapt And Thrive

Show 124: Ashley Litecky Elenbaas – Combine, Adapt and Thrive

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.
Show 113: Herb Lab – Digestive Health With Thomas Easley

Show 113: Herb Lab – Digestive Health with Thomas Easley

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.
Show 111: Herb Lab – Top 5 Herbs For Chronic Conditions With Rosalee De La Foret

Show 111: Herb Lab – Top 5 Herbs for Chronic Conditions with Rosalee De La Foret

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.

Herb of the Month: Dandelion

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.
Show 94: Our Big, Fat Mint Family

Show 94: Our Big, Fat Mint Family

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.
Show 88: Alchemy Of Herbs With Rosalee De La Foret

Show 88: Alchemy of Herbs with Rosalee De La Foret

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 healing.
Herbal Garden And Wildcrafting Year

Herbal Garden and Wildcrafting Year

The herbalist garden lives year round. Those of us living in the Willamette Valley are spoiled by a temperate zone with short, mild winters matched with equally short summers. We…

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