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. Iceland, among others, has passed a lot of legal restrictions limiting herbalist and those who use plants to care for themselves and their loved ones.
In truth, herbalists love to discuss digestive health. From what goes in to what comes out, we're interested , observant, and talkative. Today, we're talking with Howie Brounstein, an expert Western Herbalist, and Zoe Fallian, a Practitioner of East Asian Medicine, about one of our favorite topics--Poo.
We've all heard the alarming statistics that tell us global climate change is real and happening now, even if we don't all agree on the cause. Herbalists and botanists are on the forefront of the move to save as many of our plant friends as possible, but they're just the tip of the iceberg. Today' we're talking with Godmother of American Herbalism Rosemary Gladstar about plant conservation and how all of us can save and protect our beloved plant species from extinction.
While many of us came to herbalism later in life, there are those who found the medicine of plants early on–and made learning, using, and sharing that medicine a career. Today we're talking with Demetria Clark, author, doula trainer, herbalist, aromatherapist, and Director of Heart of Herbs Herbal School about her early awakening to herbalism and the varied path on which it's taken her.
Herbalism is truly a frontline medicine; folk remedies are the go to medicine for many of us. Beyond home remedies, though, herbalists can be a force for change in the world. Today, we're talking with Herbal Activist Nicole Telkes about disasters, revolution, and changing the world through Herbalism.
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.