Podcast Show 176: Forest Bathing for Herbalists
Forest bathing is familiar practice for plant medicine people. Why must we herbalists go so far out of our way to visit our plant allies in their native environment? Why not just read up on the herbs we love and then give them a try? Those are powerful questions that point right at one key aspect of what makes an herbalist an Herbalist. Today, we’re talking about the ways connecting with nature feeds our souls and our practice.
Be sure to visit the Practical Herbalist website for recipes and further information on the herbs discussed in this podcast. Real Herbalism Radio podcast show notes always include a list of links or go to www.thepracticalherbalist.com and use the handy search engine at the top of the page.
Thanks to the Journal of Functional Herbalism for their excellent work and inclusion of Real Herbalism Radio as a resource.
Books We Mentioned
Sacred Plant Medicine by Stephen Buehner
The Language of Plants by Julia Graves
The Real Herbalism Radio team
Patrick Hunter, Candace Hunter and Sue Sierralupe started The Practical Herbalist website in 2008 as a way to offer usable herbal and homesteading information to the general public. They expanded their outreach by adding Real Herbalism Radio podcast a few years later. They have published a growing number of ebooks on herbs in both fiction and nonfiction formats. Sue and Candace are teachers and public speakers on herbal medicine while Patrick, our tech wizard, helps keep us in line.
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