Show 143: Herb Lab – Desert Herbs

Desert herbs are potent medicine. Even though the environment is harsh with it’s extremes in temperature and hidden water; these same attributes encourage the desert herbs to concentrate their constituents. Just a small amount of some herbs are more than enough. Sue and Candace work with the guidance that herbalist Christina Sanchez gave them in podcast show 142 to incorporate ethically harvested desert herbs into their lives.

Herbalism 101 – We answer a question from another podcast listener, Shirley, who asked about safety of taking echinacea every day. Sue and Candace do a little herbal myth busting and add other herbs to the list of immune supporting herbs to consider. Thank you for your question, Shirley!

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 and use the handy search engine at the top of the page.

Christina Sanchez

Christina Sanchez is an herbalist and licensed cosmetologist who lives in Joshua Tree, California. She is the founder of the herbal product company, Every Leaf Speaks and owns and operates Christina Sanchez Hair Design and is a high desert environmental activist.

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

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