Show 131: Herb Lab – Dr. Michael Tierra – Kratom on Trial

Show131 Herblab Kratom On Trial

Podcast Show 131: Herb Lab – Dr. Michael Tierra – Kratom on Trial

Kratom is making headlines as both a natural and safe pain reliever AND as a targeted and dangerous herb. After centuries of use in Asia, kratom is just one more herb to join the ranks of analgesic herbs to draw the government’s scrutiny. Those that use this plant as an alternative to addictive prescription pain killers are growing increasingly worried that it will become banned by the FDA and DEA leaving patients helpless in the wake of the opioid epidemic.

CO-hosts Sue, Candace and Patrick reflect on their interview with Michael Tierra D.O.M., L.A.c., who has been using kratom to help his patients successfully over the years. They bring more information to light as we try to navigate the stormy seas of pain management in America. How will kratom weather this storm?

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Further References

Join podcast cohost Sue Sierralupe at the Traditional Roots Herbal Conference in Portland, OR May 18-20th, 2018 and at the Wildflower and Music Festival at Mt. Pisgah Arboretum in Eugene, OR May 20, 2018.

Thanks to the Journal of Functional Herbalism for their excellent work and inclusion of Real Herbalism Radio as a resource.

Michael Tierra

Michael Tierra L.A.c., O.M.D. founder of the East-West School of Herbology where he works as both a clinician and instructor. He has published several books including Planetary Herbology, The Way of Herbs,  The Way of Chinese HerbsThe Natural Remedy Bible, and Chinese Traditional Herbal Medicine, which he co-authored with his wife, Lesley Tierra, L.Ac.

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Sue Sierralupe

Sue Sierralupé is a Certified Master Herbalist, Master Gardener and Sustainable Landscape Specialist. She is the clinic manager and lead herbalist at Occupy Medical clinic. Sue is author of The Pocket Herbal: Medicinal Plants that Changed the World and co-author of The Practical Herbalist Herbal Folios series. Follow her blog at Herbalism Manifesto for commentary on herbs, parenting, nutrition and a whole lot more.


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