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Show 70: Kratom, An Age-old Herbal Remedy Resurfaces

Show 70: Kratom, An Age-old Herbal Remedy Resurfaces

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Pain, Anxiety, Concentration, and Addiction Withdrawal: Kratom

Old Herbal Cures resurface in the herbal world all the time. Sometimes, they hit our main stream culture as super foods or super cures, and sometimes they’re vilified. Most often, those extreme takes on the plants our ancestors knew well are born from ignorance about the plant or the cultural context in which we humans first befriended it. Today, we’re demystifying the latest old herbal to venture into mainstream American culture: Kratom. Join us as we explore the history, use, and safety issues around this member of the coffee family.

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Candace Hunter

Candace Hunter is a self-taught herbalist and artist who never, ever practices on guinea pigs in part because her family and friends are generally up to the job. She is co-author of The Practical Herbalist's Herbal Folio series and author of Herbalism for the Zombie Apocalypse. She edits The Practical Herbalist website and Practical Herbalist Press publications. She has also recently entered into the field of podcasting with reckless abandon. Listen to her on Real Herbalism Radio today, see her work at, or find her on Facebook at Candace Hunter Creations.

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