Pictured form left to right: Nicole, Kathi, Mary and Rosemary. For centuries, plant medicine was the dominant medicine worldwide. Around about a century ago, the modern medical system we know today took the field in force, relegating herbalists to the back alleys for decades. Over the past couple of decades, herbalists like Nicole Telkes have built a new appreciation of herbal practices as a way of life. Today, we're talking with Nicole about where we've been and where we're going.
Cannabis has been touted as a panacea–good for just about anything that ails you. Although that claim seems far fetched, the truth is Cannabis is a versatile and potent herbal medicine.
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.
Beers brewed and flavored with herbs and fruits beyond hops are one of the largest growing branches of the Craft Brewing industry, an industry that fast beating out the big brewers so many of us grew up with. For herbalists, that's a whole new avenue into practical, holistic medicine. Today, we'll be tasting a small selection of Herbal Craft Brews and talking about how herbs factor into their character.
Cinco de Mayo is a Big Deal here in North America. On this day each year, we like to think that Mexico’s win in the face of great odds was one of their greatest contributions to our culture. The truth is, their plant medicine has had a bigger and more lasting impact on our daily lives.
For thousands of years, Herbalists have been developing recipes using plants, foods, and other ingredients. Today, we're talking about ancient remedies that have proven effective and often popular in our modern age.