As herbalists, we often rely on a combination of current research and historical records to understand our medicinal plants. For the most part, we’ve been free to experiment and gain our own experiential knowledge, too.
Although many use the Doctrine of Signatures primarily as a mnemonic device, it tells us a lot about cultural values and botanical connections that are shifting to fit our ever changing world.
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.
Sue and Candace work with the guidance that herbalist Christina Sanchez gave them in podcast show 142 to incorporate ethically harvested desert herbs into their lives. In Herbalism 101, we answer a question about safety of taking echinacea every day.
Today, we are talking with Christina Sanchez, cosmologist, desert wildcrafting expert, herbalist, and founder of Every Leaf Speaks about gathering and using desert herbs with the care and respect they deserve.
Grief is part of the human condition. The way that we handle grief can make a significant difference in later life. After last week's conversation with Ashley Litecky-Ellenbas, registered herbalist, yoga teacher, and owner of Sky House Yoga about the natural approaches to grief, Sue and Candace share their own ideas.