Podcast Show 125: Herb Lab – Ashley Litecky Elenbaas – Nervine Herbs and Education

After an interview with registered herbalist, yoga instructor and owner of Sky House Yoga, Ashley Litecky Elenbaas, Sue and Candace talk about their own favorite nervine herbs. Nervines are a class of medicine used to calm the nerves. This is an instrumental part of caring for patients who are struggling with stress from illness or trauma. It is no wonder that herbalists need a cabinet full of nervine options.

Candace was moved by Ashley’s journey around the world to learn about herbs and healing. So much has changed in the world of herbal education thanks to increased research, interest and the rapid evolution of technology. Being taught by herbal masters is no longer relegated to those with money for travel or class fees.

Herbs in the News – The rumors that the FDA has made homeopathic remedies illegal are false but homeopathic companies are being called on the carpet to prove the claims they have printed on the bottles.

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.

Spurred by false allegations on click bait sites, Sue, Patrick and Candace dig a little deeper and find that homeopathic remedies are still legal but that the FDA is asking that the companies that produce these formulas offer proof of their claims. NPR article from 12/18/17 – Food and Drug Administration Plans Crackdown on Risky Homeopathic Remedies by Rob Stein

Ashley Litecky-Ellenbas

Ashley Litecky Elenbaas (MS, RH) is a clinical herbalist, registered yoga teacher and director of Sky House Yoga in Silver Spring, Maryland. Her donation-based wellness collective includes regular classes, a well stocked apothecary, workshops and an apprenticeship program.  Ashley holds an MS in Clinical Herbalism from Maryland University of Integrative Health, where she graduated from in 2007 and is a professional member, active board member, and registered herbalist.

You can find Ashley at:

Sky House Yoga


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