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Show 19: Herbals from South of the Border – Real Herbalism Radio

Show 19: Herbals From South Of The Border – Real Herbalism Radio

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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. Today, we’re talking about a few of the herbs we love most from Central and South America.

Herbs We Discussed:

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Herbs in the News

We discussed medical marijuana and its use for treating children with epilepsy. The discussion was sparked by an article by Carly Schwartz published in April 2015 by Huffington Post entitled “Thousands of Families Demand Legal Medical Marijuana for Their Critically Ill Kids.”

Other Sources

“Pot Kids: Inside the Quasi-Legal, Science-Free World of Medical Marijuana for Children” by Kate Pickert. Published on

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Herbal 101

Herbalists use a variety of terms to describe the properties of herbs. We discussed Aerial Parts of herbs and plants.

Herbs we mentioned:

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Patrick Hunter

Patrick has been practicing herbalism and homesteading at home for over a decade. His favorite homesteading activities include woodworking, jamming, and roasting and brewing fine coffees. He also loves taekwondo and gaming with his son. He owns and operates Hunter Creation, provider of many graphic design services, including website design, web hosting, and graphic design.

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