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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…

Lavender: The Best Gift For A New Home

Lavender: The Best Gift for a New Home

That’s the way of lavender. She sets a lovely example, growing neat and tidy as she does. She lines up her blossoms to make the work of pollination easy for her bee friends. She uses surprisingly little water while offering up surprisingly lots of medicine in the form of essential oils that evaporate into the air, scenting her surroundings, and a peaceful, self-assured energy that welcomes one and all to relax.
35 Must Haves For Your Herbal First Aid Kit

35 Must Haves for Your Herbal First Aid Kit

The list below are items that I commonly keep in my own First Aid kit. I keep the tinctures in 1/2 bottles. I keep the salves in small tubs enclosed in ziplock bags to prevent leakage. My kit contents have varied as my kids have grown and my medical skill has developed. Don't bring an item with you that you don't know how to use.
Show 75: Lavender – A Favorite First Aid Herb

Show 75: Lavender – A Favorite First Aid Herb

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.
Show 74: How To Treat Anxiety With Herbalism And Essential Oils

Show 74: How to treat Anxiety with Herbalism and Essential Oils

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.
Show 64: Adaptogen Herbs With Maria Noël Groves

Show 64: Adaptogen Herbs with Maria Noël Groves

As herbalists, we often talk about our favorite plant friend for specific conditions, like Crohn's or Alzheimer's diseases. One class of herbs often helps bring balance to all the body's systems: The Adaptogens.
Show 52: Culinary Herbalism With Leda Hermecz

Show 52: Culinary Herbalism with Leda Hermecz

One of the joys of herbalism is the diverse way we incorporate herbal goodness into our lives. Sage Biscuits may not sound like medicine, but they sure are. Today, we're talking with Leda Hermecz of 100 Mile Bakery about creative herbal baking and cooking.
Aloe Vera Tummy Soother Smoothie Recipe

Aloe Vera Tummy Soother Smoothie Recipe

Good health begins in the belly. You need nutritious fuel to keep the body's energy furnace roaring. Sometimes that furnace runs a little hot and burns your food improperly. This…

The Chicken Friendly Herb Garden

The Chicken Friendly Herb Garden

When you're planting a garden that's chicken friendly, you'll want to make sure that the plants you choose can either be a beneficial addition to a chicken's diet or ward…

Show 48: Body Into Balance With Maria Noël Groves

Show 48: Body into Balance with Maria Noël Groves

Holistic Living encompasses a balanced approach to diet and lifestyle, often with an emphasis on herbals as a first stop to medical care. Once we've stepped into a standard medical care setting, we're often bombarded with warnings against using the holistic approach, but the truth is herbalism offers an important compliment to all facets of life and healthcare.
Herbs For Cold And Flu Season: Class Notes

Herbs for Cold and Flu Season: Class Notes

According to the US Center for Disease Control (CDC), flu and cold season typically covers October through May with its peak somewhere in December to February. In the Pacific Northwest,…

Show 35: Herbs For Pregnancy And Beyond With Demetria Clark

Show 35: Herbs for Pregnancy and Beyond with Demetria Clark

Aromatherapy has become a household word over the past twenty years as has Home Birth, Midwife, and Herbalism. This herbal renaissance has paved the way fro teachers and students alike to reshape the way we think about caring for ourselves and our families. From pregnancy on, more and more women are turning to natural healing techniques for managing pregnancy, birth, and the early childhood years. Today, we're talking with Demetria Clark, internationally acclaimed herbalist, aromatherapist, and doula trainer about aromatherapy and herbalism for pregnancy and beyond.
Show 26: Crisis Herbal Dental Care

Show 26: Crisis Herbal Dental Care

When dental troubles surface, natural remedies are a go-to for Practical Herbalists. We recognize or plant allies are well suited to caring for the extremes our teeth and gums brook in health and in crisis. Today, we're talking about herbalism for dental emergencies and diseases and the more intensive situations our mouths sometimes face.
Show 21: Saint John’s Wort, Midsummer’s Gift

Show 21: Saint John’s Wort, Midsummer’s Gift

Midsummer is a few days away…Now’s the time for harvesting Saint John’s Wort. This sunny weed is well known for its muscle healing power, but it’s protective nature extends well beyond the muscular-skeletal system. In today’s show, we’re talking about the how-tos of making and using medicine from this summer favorite.
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